[Distutils] trouble making egg...

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Aug 14 10:46:17 CEST 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:46 AM 8/13/2007 +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
>> Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>>> Given the component.xml in there, I'm pretty sure I need to add a
>>>> zip_safe=True, but what else do I need to do to get setup.py to
>>>> correctly build an egg and a source distro?
>>> Short answer: move the package and any data files that should be 
>>> included to a mailinglogger/ subdirectory.
>> What ends up in the root folder then? just the setup.py?
> and anything else you want in the source distro, like the docs and 
> examples.  I also usually throw my tests there, and don't distribute 
> them with the egg, but preferences vary.

Okay, I think I have this now:


However, when I do:

python2.4 setup.py sdist bdist_egg upload

...none of the package metadata gets uploaded:


This used to work:


...and I can't see any changes in my setup.py that might be relevent.

Any ideas? Is there a problem with PyPi at the moment?

>>> Alternative answer: use package_dir={'mailinglogger':'.'} and 
>>> manually list the packages (since find_packages() doesn't support 
>>> package_dir).
>> I actually tried this before I mailed here, it didn't work but I can't 
>> remember the exact reason. I think it may have been that it included 
>> the files as modules, but they weren't in a 'mailinglogger' package 
>> anymore...
> I suspect that you changed package_dir but not packages.  You have to 
> explicitly list the packages for that to work.

I tried prettymuch every combination, all with varying degrees of failure...


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