[Baypiggies] version in python package distributions, argh
itz at buug.org
Mon Jan 23 05:50:50 CET 2012
How do people manage the version number in the setup.py file of your
distributions? I have distributions that contain exectuable scripts. I
like those scripts to have a -V or --version command line option like
other well behaved programs. Unless I do something clever, this leads
to duplication of the version info in at least 2 places, with
predictable um, results.
So, I did try something clever:
from distutils.core import setup
sp = subprocess.Popen(['./hgit', '--version'], stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
vline = sp.stdout.read()
prog, version = vline.strip().split()
setup (name = 'hgit',
version = version,
only to discover that during installation from a source package the
script file is not necessarily executable, which will crash any
invocation of setup.py.
What other ways are there to solve this annoying situation?
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