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

David M. Cooke cookedm at physics.mcmaster.ca
Tue Jan 31 15:42:01 CST 2006

On Jan 24, 2006, at 14:36 , Pearu Peterson wrote:
> 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 setuptools.
> So, would calling `setup.py build_src bdist_egg` be an acceptable  
> solution?

Fixed in svn. I added a wrapper around the  
setuptools.command.egg_info.egg_info.run method that runs the  
build_src command first.

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