[Distutils] Bug in distutils?

Jens.Bloch.Helmers at dnv.com Jens.Bloch.Helmers at dnv.com
Tue Jul 1 09:52:56 EDT 2003

I have encoutered a strange problem with distutils on Win2k,WinXP using
python 2.2.2.

When I run 'python setup.py install' the file 'data.txt' is copied as
expected to:

When I run 'python setup.py bdist_wininst' and select default on all options
installation the file 'data.txt' is copied to:

I guess this is a bug.

Best regards,
Jens B. Helmers

#Begin setup.py--------------------------------------------------  
import os
from distutils.core import setup
from distutils import sysconfig

package     = "PyTest"
files       = ['data.txt']
install_dir = os.path.join( sysconfig.get_python_lib(), package )

setup(name         = package,
      packages     = [ package ],
      data_files   = [ (install_dir, files) ]
#End setup.py----------------------------------------------------  

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