[Distutils] docs on using setuptools in a release cycle with RPMS

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Jan 17 22:06:20 CET 2008

At 03:04 PM 1/17/2008 -0500, Noah Gift wrote:
>I suppose there is going to be some confusion for me in
>trying to understand the intersection between disutils and setuptools,
>as I am not sure what I am expected to know from distutils and what
>setuptools replaces.

The setuptools docs really only document the differences between 
distutils and setuptools.  So if you read them looking for what 
setuptools claims you *don't* have to do, then you can skip those 
parts of the distutils.

For example, if you are using a revision control system to manage 
your source files, then you don't need to know the details of how to 
create a MANIFEST.in file -- something that's mandatory with the 
distutils in order to create a source distribution or something like an RPM.

Regarding your eggs/buildout/etc. chapter, please feel free to email 
me an early copy for technical review and I'll promptly inform you 
about any errors.  (Unless it's late next week or any time the 
following week, as I will be busy and not responding to virtually any 
email whatsoever  :) .)

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