[Distutils] including ez_setup in sdist output

Matthew Scott mscott at goldenspud.com
Sat Oct 1 16:40:11 CEST 2005

The following answers the question I was about to post.  Consequently,
I am going to attempt to create a patch for setuptools that gives it
svk support since I rather dislike using svn itself (see
http://svk.elixus.org/) :)

At 03:15 PM 9/20/2005 -0400, Greg Steffensen wrote:
>They are included when I do "setup.py bdist_egg", but for now I'd rather
>distribute using traditional tarballs.  Am I doing something wrong?
>Also, the README is magically included in the sdist tarball no matter what
>I do, but I'd like to include COPYING, AUTHORS, etc.  Is there a "correct"
>way to do this?  Thanks,

By default, setuptools will include any file under Subversion or CVS
revision control in the source distribution.  If you're not using one of
those revision control tools, you have to use the standard distutils
MANIFEST.in rules file to specify what files to include in the source
distribution.  See here for more details:


Matthew R. Scott

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