At 01:34 AM 2/19/2010 +0100, Assem Chelli wrote:
how to change setup.py to include special filetypes and subdirectories recursively in python eggs
Option 1: Put them under revision control using CVS, Subversion, or any revision control system that has a setuptools plugin (in which case, you'll need the plugin installed in your development environment). Then, add 'include_package_data=True' in your setup() call.
Option 2: Use the package_data setup() argument (see the distutils docs), and explicitly list the files and directories to include. This is not recursive, but will also work with plain distutils.
Option 3: Use a MANIFEST.in file (see the distutils docs) and specify the directories to include, and also place 'include_package_data=True' in your setup() call.
Of these, option 1 is generally the "best" option since it doesn't require you to maintain information in two or more places; the files are included as a side effect of your ordinary development practices, as long as you're using a revision control system.