package data not installed from python .egg file
I'm trying to include some data files in a python package using the setuptools package_data option. I'm then accessing the files with pkg_resources. This works perfectly when the python .egg file is installed as-is (i.e. still zipped). But when the egg file is unzipped during installation, the data files are not installed.
In other words, if I run:
python setup.py bdist_egg cd dist sudo easy_install -z EnrichPy-0.1.001-py2.6.egg
then the egg file is installed (with the data safely zipped inside) and everything works.
On the other hand, if I run
sudo easy_install -Z EnrichPy-0.1.001-py2.6.egg
then the data files are not installed. I have a directory called EnrichPy-0.1.001-py2.6.egg/enrichpy/ under dist-packages, but it contains only my source files, not my data files.
Can anyone suggest what I need to do to get the package_data files to be installed when easy_install unzips the egg file?
The package is available at http://github.com/roban/EnrichPy
I can test it by running:
import enrichpy.yields enrichpy.yields.Data_vdHG().data
If that exits without errors, then pkg_resources is finding the installed data.
I asked this question on stackoverflow without response: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4043315/package-data-not-installed-from-p...
Roban Hultman Kramer