[Chicago] Distributing doc files w/ distutils src pkg?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Oct 29 17:50:03 CET 2007

skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     Kumar> I believe you need to add "include" statements to the MANIFEST.in
>     Kumar> *even though* you declared the data_files keyword.  
> Phillip Eby responded in the distutils-sig and pointed me in the right
> direction:
>   http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2007-October/008431.html
> I was completely unaware of the existence of MANIFEST.in files.

BTW, if you are using svn and Setuptools you can just do 
include_package_data=True and it automatically figures out what files to 
include.  I believe there are packages you can install for other VCS 
besides svn.

Ian Bicking : ianb at colorstudy.com : http://blog.ianbicking.org

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