[Baypiggies] version in python package distributions, argh
Ryan Matthew Balfanz
rbalfanz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 07:25:43 CET 2012
I have to look at another project setup.py file everytime I make one, to
remember how to do it. I've found the one for django-celery to be pretty
Hope it helps.
On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:
> 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
> import subprocess
> 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?
> Ian Zimmerman
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