On 26 May 2000, Andrew M. Kuchling said:
The distutils version of this would be:
* Add another argument to setup(): config_files = ['spam.cfg', ...]
* Add build_config and install_config commands. install_config checks before overwriting an existing config file, and renames the file by adding .backup (suggestions for the extension?).
Shouldn't be necessary -- could just complicate "install_data" to deal with config files as a special case. BTW there is no "build_data" command, nor does there need to be. (I think... I hope!)