[Distutils] setuptools 0.6b4 released

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jul 17 23:35:32 CEST 2006

At 07:17 AM 7/17/2006 -0700, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>It seems that --no-svn-revision is only part of the solution to
>making releases less of a hassle. The problem is that setup.cfg is
>still included in sdist, so any user that builds your egg from source
>is going to have it tagged with ".dev_r0". This is especially
>problematic for dependencies because it may download the correct
>version of source, but ".dev_r0" ranks lower so it will say the
>dependency is not satisfied.
>What's the best solution to this, barring deleting setup.cfg from the
>release branch?

Argh.  Well, you could put an exclude in MANIFEST.in to drop the setup.cfg, 
but that sucks.  Maybe the right thing to do is to include the setup.cfg, 
but to update it with the tag and version settings that were in effect when 
the sdist was built.

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