[Distutils] Deprecate MANIFEST.in
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Apr 6 15:55:47 CEST 2009
At 12:25 PM 4/6/2009 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
>On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 07:51:41PM -0400, P.J. Eby wrote:
> > At 11:24 PM 4/5/2009 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> >> On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 06:45:45PM +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> >> > After some discussions with people at Pycon, we think that the
> >> > MANIFEST template should be removed.
> >> +1 for fixing the mess that setuptools + distutils manage to make out of
> >> the manifest (MANIFEST.in + old MANIFEST lying around + .svn metadata =>
> >> lots of confusion and lack of reproducibility)
> > If you've reported this as a problem or filed a bug for it, I appear to
> > have missed it. Steps to reproduce, and the expected vs. actual
> > behavior would be helpful.
>Sorry about that, I though it was working as designed (having seen
>discussions about it here on this list).
> 1. Build a package from an svn checkout -> it works
> 2. Build a package from a tree exported with svn export -> it fails,
> since the MANIFEST.in is nonexistent/incomplete, but you never
> notice that while developing
> 3. Change the test fixture to ignore .svn subdirectories when tarring
> up the working tree and copying it into the virtual machine for
> building (cannot use svn export here, since the tests need to test
> your working tree with uncommitted changes).
Can't you use an sdist here instead of a manually-created
tarball? Or would that not fix the problem for some reason?
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