[Numpy-discussion] bdist_egg trips up over non-extension extensions

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Tue Jan 24 12:37:05 CST 2006

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Robert Kern wrote:

> Pearu Peterson wrote:
>> Could you try recent version of numpy from SVN? __config__.py is now
>> generated via py_modules list.
> It doesn't build an egg, yet, because setuptools expects Distribution.py_modules
> to contain only strings, not tuples. Modifying setuptools to handle tuples in
> Distribution.py_modules seems to work. Is there any way you can do it without
> tuples?

Source generators in numpy.distutils are extensions to distutils and if 
setuptools assumes std distutils then source generators will remain a 
problem for setuptools. However, if you call build_src then all source 
generators will be resolved (including 3-tuples in py_modules list) and 
the file lists in distribution instance should not cause any problems for 

So, would calling `setup.py build_src bdist_egg` be an acceptable 

__config__.py files could also be handled as data files but that would 
require hooks in numpy.core.setup function and we want to get rid of 
numpy.core.setup in future.


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