[Distutils] Package name != filename, and: Python version information

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Feb 23 22:38:58 CET 2007

At 09:39 AM 2/20/2007 +0100, Samuel Abels wrote:
>On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 15:47 -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> > setuptools can be installed to any PYTHONPATH directory
>Alright, I installed setuptools and it works so far. Except, when I
>build a package using
>python2.5 setup.py sdist
>the filename still contains the space character. Perhaps I missed it in
>the documentation, but I have not found a way to specify the filename
>separately from the name. Any hints?

Oops.  It appears I mis-spoke.  For backward-compatibility reasons, 
setuptools only fixes this filename issue when building eggs, not source 
distributions.  I got confused.  Sorry for leading you on a wild-goose 
chase.  :(

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