I'm currently using the bdist_rpm method to build rpms.
I've had a look through the distutils source, and it seems to generate a
%files section in the specfile and just put everything in there.
Would it be possible to extend bdist_rpm to also use the %config section
for config files, so that these are properly identified in the rpm and
thus not removed or overwritten on rpm changes?
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.ZIP archive generation using setuptools seems to generate an invalid
archive. The attached archive was created with setuptools:
python setup.py sdist --format=zip
Analysing the hexdump and Zip-Parser's (https://github.com/alanhaggai/
Zip-Parser) output (attached file: zip_parser.out) it seems that the
archive is corrupt. In its local file header and central directory
file header for Foo-0.2.0/bar/__init__.py, compressed size is set to 2
(the compressed data being 0x03 and 0x00). Uncompressed size is set to
0! This has been confirmed using Ark (KDE archiving tool) and a
snapshot has been attached.
More details can be read at the bug reported against Archive::Zip Perl
module - https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=68446
When zipfile was used to create the archive (that is, without using
setuptools) this faulty behavior was not noticed.
Please let me know if there is anyway that I can help.
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New submission from Chris Dukes <chris.dukes.aix(a)gmail.com>:
I need to support bdist_rpm with the older version of RPM (3.0.5) that ships with AIX.
python setup.py install --single-version-externally-managed -O1 --root=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT --record=INSTALLED_FILES
leads to a file list ending with the egg-info directory after listing the files in the egg-info directory.
%files -f INSTALLED_FILES
RPM 3.0.5 ends up recursing the egg-info directory a second time and reporting all the files in the egg-info directory as duplicates and fails when building the RPM.
title: Problem with bdist_rpm with rpm 3.0.5
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I am in the current situation, I have an application that uses a lot of
libraries (ETS / pyqt...).
In plus there for every application there are a lot of eggs, which are
actually directory eggs.
At the moment we run everything in a brutal way messing up with the
system, but I thought
that we can change this using
- a pypi server on localhost
- zc.buildout and smarter setup.py files
To run in production mode it looks relatively easy, build the eggs in a
where the pypiserver looks and run everything.
But is it possible to use the equivalent of "setup.py develop"?
Ideally whenever I save a new file it should run the python setup.py
develop only for that
where it belongs, any idea on how to do something like this?
I am using stdeb to produce my debian packages and I am a novice when
it comes to packaging in general, so bear with me if I am mixing
together apples and oranges and just help me understanding better...
What I am trying to achieve is to have certain files of my application
that are persistent across software updates in other words: updating
from mypackage-1.0 to mypackage-1.0.1 should imply overwriting only
certain files of the v.1.0 if present, but not all of them. These
"persistent files" are application-specific and not user-specific (i.e.
they don't live in the /home/* hierarchy).
[If this information is of any use: said files are sqlite files with
At what level should I manage this? It is something I have to manage
within my application (1), within my setup.py configuration script (2),
or is something I am obliged to handle by dropping stdeb and packaging
for debian "from scratch" (3)?
Any link to examples very much appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your time! :)