I'm new to setuptools and I'm hoping to have a few questions answered. I also have some observations that may be useful, but that can come later.
1. why does setuptools bdist_rpm use --single-version-externally-managed?
2. is it possible to have setuptools write dependency information not just to requires.txt but also to setup.cfg so that RPM will be aware of the dependencies?
3. This is more of a distutils question, but, what can be done about the INSTALLED_FILES containing directories that aren't marked with %dir (this causes two problems: /all/ directories end up being created but NOT owned by the RPM, and all files /under/ that directory get included, which means they likely get included *twice* to to also being explicitly included).
Sorry for the multi-issue email, I'm new at this.