[Distutils] Including package_data in a source distribution

Noel O'Boyle no228 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Nov 25 12:35:48 CET 2005

Dear all,

I have been trying to use either distutils or setuptools to include some
package data in a source distribution ("python setup.py sdist") using
the package_data option. It *is* included if I use "python setup.py

Can someone explain to me whether this is a feature or a bug? The
documentation led me to expect that this would work, but it does not. I
am using the example on

Noel O'Boyle.

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