[SciPy-user] distutils help

Ryan Krauss ryanlists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 12:37:54 CST 2005

I am trying to package my Python+Maxima+Latex symbolic stuff and I am
having trouble understanding the distutils documentation.  I want to
include a README.txt file that will be there when you unzip the source
distribution.  As I understand the distutils documentation this should
be a data_file.  Here is my setup.py script that isn't working:

#!/usr/bin/env python

from distutils.core import setup

      description='Utilities for processing textfiles',
      author='Ryan Krauss',
      author_email='ryanlists at gmail.com',
      package_dir = {'': '/home/ryan/rwkpython'},
      packages=['textfiles', 'textfiles.latexlist'],
      py_modules = ['rwkmisc','rwklist'],
      package_data={'textfiles.latexlist': ['example.tex','example.py']},
      data_files=[('', ['README.txt']),],

setup.py is in a different directory than where the modules are
actually located.  The README is in the same directory as setup.py. 
The README doesn't show up in the manifest and is no where to be found
when I unpack and install (I actually copied it to all the directories
I thought might be possible and it still didn't work.  I also tried
putting it in a doc folder relative to setup.py and changing to

What am I doing wrong?


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