[Distutils] setuptools 0.6b4 released

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jul 21 21:40:58 CEST 2006

At 11:20 AM 7/21/2006 -0700, Andrew Straw wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> > At 02:49 PM 7/17/2006 -0700, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> >
> >> That's not a bad idea (update setup.cfg on sdist w/ --no-svn- revision).
> >> Any chance of getting this in setuptools 0.6 or should I
> >> start adding MANIFEST.in files to the relevant projects?
> >>
> >
> > Okay, it's in the trunk now as of 0.7a1dev-r50702 and 0.6c1dev-r50703.  It
> > even handles date and SVN revision tags correctly, by converting them to a
> > single --tag-build string and disabling the other tagging options.  So if
> > you just build from an sdist without doing anything special, you get the
> > exact same version the sdist was built with, regardless of how the version
> > was originally specified.
> >
>I'm glad this is being worked on. But a related issue is still biting me
>with setuptools 0.6c1 in my stdeb package (which builds debian source
>packages from unmodified setup.py scripts) :
>Any distutils commands using "self.distribution.get_version()" still get
>tagged (at least with the svn revision), even if they're being built
>from the sdist-generated .tar.gz package.

I'm having trouble following your question.  If you generate an sdist with 
an SVN revision in the distribution name, then anything you run on the 
unpacked sdist should result in the same version number that generated the 

So if I build a source distribution for 
"setuptools-0.6c1dev-r50703.tar.gz", then anything you do with that source 
distribution should end up with 0.6c1dev-r50703 as the version number.  If 
you have something that *doesn't* end up with that version number, it's a 
bug.  If it *does* have that version number, then it's doing the right 
thing.  The point of this change was to make it so that anything you build 
from an sdist has the same version number as the sdist was built with.

>Not knowing the innards of setuptools very well, one idea would be to
>add something to the .egg-info built by sdist that tells future runs of
>setuptools not to add tags. This keeps setup.cfg from getting modified
>but still has the right effect. There's probably a flaw I haven't
>thought of, though...

I'm still not understanding what you're getting at; this should be working 
correctly now in 0.6c1, so if it's not, please give me some steps to 
reproduce so I can find out what's wrong.  Thanks.

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