[Distutils] Weird PyPI Behavior

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Jun 28 23:30:49 CEST 2006

At 05:16 PM 6/28/2006 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>Interesting.  I thought that --tag-svn-revision was a common/recommended

It *is* -- but not for releases being sent to PyPI.  a dev-rNNNN release is 
a development snapshot rather than an official release.

>   I followed the advice to have a setup.cfg like:
>tag_build = .dev
>tag_svn_revision = 1
>But I noticed that the release with the meta data didn't have the
>subversion information or the .dev tag, which is consistent with
>register not being aware of the extra information.
>Is this a bug? :)

Probably.  :)  A workaround would be to either put "egg_info" before 
"register", or to move the "register" after the "bdist_egg".  I'll add this 
to the bug list nonetheless.

>If it isn't, then I recommend that you either stop recommending  that
>people use setup.cfg this way or stop recommending that they upload
>their files to PyPI.

Do you really need to upload every development snapshot to PyPI?  Common 
practice for the dev-rNNNN stuff is that you either remove it from 
setup.cfg when you create a release branch, or temporarily remove it when 
issuing a release snapshot.

Admittedly, this procedure is awkward, and in 0.7 there will be some kind 
of options you can give to egg_info like --no-revision and --release-build 
to indicate that the svn revision and build tag should be omitted.  The use 
in this case would be something like "setup.py egg_info --release-build 
--no-revision register bdist_egg upload" -- which of course you could 
create a shortcut for (using "setup.py alias"), maybe something like "release".

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