[Distutils] setup.py sdist hangs on windows with 1.6 and 2.0b1

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Wed Sep 13 10:34:01 2000

This may not be directly related to distutils,
it may also be a bug in 1.6 and 2.0b1 re implementation.

'setup.py sdist' with the current distutils CVS version
hangs while parsing MANIFEST.in,
executing the re.sub command in these lines in text_file.py:

        # collapse internal whitespace (*after* joining lines!)
        if self.collapse_ws:
            line = re.sub (r'(\S)\s+(\S)', r'\1 \2', line)

Has anyone else noticed this, or is smething wrong on my side?