[Distutils] setuptools package_data behavior

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Sep 20 21:25:18 CEST 2005

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:


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