[SciPy-dev] setup.py sdist and bzr

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sun Aug 23 10:26:33 CDT 2009


On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 7:39 AM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> I had problems including data files in the source distribution
> generated with setup.py sdist .
>
> After spending some time with google, I figured out that
> setuptools only includes files under svn version control by default,
> but not under bzr
>
> config.add_data_files(filename)
> config.add_data_dir('scikits/statsmodels/tests')
>
> worked with bdist_egg and bdist but not with sdist
>
> I finally added a MANIFEST.in  file with almost  include *
>
> Is the MANIFEST.in the only way or is there a better way similar to
> the case with svn?

I strongly advise you not to use this "feature" of setuptools. Using
the source control system to decide which files to include brings a
lot of trouble (it makes reproducing the same tarball very difficult,
and strongly dependent on your environment).

cheers,

David


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