[Distutils] Manifests

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Mon Jan 19 10:21:41 EST 2004

Jeremy Hylton writes:
 > I think the MANIFEST.in language is a little odd and poorly documented,
 > but I don't know that it would be any better if I had to write Python
 > code to achieve the same effect.  Here's a MANIFEST.in for a project I

I think a lot of milage could be had if there were a way to specify
additional file extensions that should be copied as part of packages
along with .py files.  The would certainly be a reasonable 80%
solution for the packages for which I work on the setup.py files.

The next most important improvement would be a way to say the Python
packages are "over there" in cases where they aren't in the top-level
directory where the setup.py resides.  I'm thinking of cases where the
Python packages are located in a src/ or lib/python/ directory.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation

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