[Distutils] pypi and easy_install

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Jan 20 00:45:01 CET 2008

At 09:21 PM 1/19/2008 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
>As I suspected there's a bug in the current distutils code.
>Steps to reproduce the problem:
>1: Run "python setup.py sdist --formats=gztar,tar".
>2. dist directory now contains "module.gztar" and "module.tar" files
>as expected.
>3: Run "python setup.py sdist --formats=tar,gztar".
>4. dist directory now contains only "module.gztar" file because
>"module.tar" has been overwritten when archive_util.make_tarball()
>function was called for the second time.
>I'll try to fix this while I'm working on the other issue.

Well, using the integrated compression in the tarfile module would 
certainly fix it for the case where tarfile is being used.  :)  It 
actually seems like a good argument for having tarfile as the primary 
generation method, with spawning as the backup.

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