[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] setuptools 0.6b4 released

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Jul 17 23:49:31 CEST 2006

On Jul 17, 2006, at 2:35 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 07:17 AM 7/17/2006 -0700, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> It seems that --no-svn-revision is only part of the solution to
>> making releases less of a hassle. The problem is that setup.cfg is
>> still included in sdist, so any user that builds your egg from source
>> is going to have it tagged with ".dev_r0". This is especially
>> problematic for dependencies because it may download the correct
>> version of source, but ".dev_r0" ranks lower so it will say the
>> dependency is not satisfied.
>> What's the best solution to this, barring deleting setup.cfg from the
>> release branch?
> Argh.  Well, you could put an exclude in MANIFEST.in to drop the  
> setup.cfg, but that sucks.  Maybe the right thing to do is to  
> include the setup.cfg, but to update it with the tag and version  
> settings that were in effect when the sdist was built.

That's not a bad idea (update setup.cfg on sdist w/ --no-svn- 
revision). Any chance of getting this in setuptools 0.6 or should I  
start adding MANIFEST.in files to the relevant projects?


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