[Distutils] pypi and easy_install

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Dec 20 17:53:51 CET 2007

At 02:26 PM 12/20/2007 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
>Oh, I'm sorry,
>yestarday night it was very late (5:00 AM) and I completely
>misunderstood what you said.
>Thanks for your help, I'm going to rename the tarball.

It will be better for you in general if you just use "setup.py sdist" 
to generate your tarballs, as they will then have the right name, and 
also will include the distutils PKG-INFO.

(This is a distutils feature and doesn't require setuptools, although 
the distutils are a bit trickier to get the tarball to include 
everything, as you have to explicitly list in MANIFEST.in anything 
that distutils doesn't automatically pick up.  Setuptools on the 
other hand will automatically include anything that's under revision 
control in your project, unless you use MANIFEST.in to tell it *not* 
to.  CVS+SVN support is built in, plugins for various other revision 
control systems can be found on PyPI.)

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