At 04:14 PM 10/10/2006 -0400, Pierre Imbaud wrote:
Trying to put setuptools to work, from the svn workspace, with no previous experience of distutils or setuptools (previously had a script making a tarball). As often happens with very good tools, very well documented, some very simple, yet vital pieces of information is missing for the newcomer. my source tree: root setup.py package scripts test doc
I dont want to distribute test: internal non-regression tools and data. dont want to distribute doc either. I found NO WAY, with setup.py at the top, to get these files out of the tarball.
for the full doc on this.
The short version: create a MANIFEST.in file in 'root' with these two lines:
prune test prune doc
Setuptools will then remove anything under those subdirectories from its source lists. The files will not then be included in source distributions.
If you do this, by the way, you should make sure that there is nothing your setup.py needs that is in those directories. Otherwise, source distribution tarballs built with the 'sdist' command will not be buildable or installable.