[Distutils] Deprecate MANIFEST.in
tseaver at palladion.com
Mon Apr 6 21:06:38 CEST 2009
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Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> 2009/4/6 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
>> At 06:45 PM 4/5/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> After some discussions with people at Pycon, we think that the
>>> MANIFEST template should be removed.
>>> I would like to deprecate MANIFEST.in in Distutils, in favor of a
>>> package_data that can match directories with a glob-style pattern
>>> see : http://bugs.python.org/issue5302
>> What about documentation files, data files, examples, and tests -- all of
>> which might need to be included in an sdist, but would not be "package
> that would be data_files, but I am wondering if we should have an explicit
> one for documentation files.
At the PyCon sprints, Matthias Klose and I worked up a recommendation
for data files which are not supposed to be included with the software.
The substance was to add commands for the different groups, and then
add support for enumerating those files in setup.cfg:
The '--install-data' command could call these, I suppose, and should
likely avoid picking up any file which they claimed.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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