[Distutils] Using setuptools

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Nov 24 18:57:10 CET 2008

At 11:55 AM 11/24/2008 -0500, Val Schmidt wrote:
>1) When running 'setup.py bdist_egg' the subdirectories build/ and
>dists/ are created. Do people typically add and mange these
>directories and their contents within subversion as well? Or do you
>typically have a separate place, outside of your subversion sandbox
>for building distributions?

It's usually a good idea to exclude those subdirectories using the 
svn:ignore property.

>2) I'm using epydoc to generate documentation for my module. Is it
>appropriate to include the resulting html/ directory and it's contents
>in the egg in some way and if so, how?

No; that should usually be only included in your source distribution, 
unless the package itself (or something it plugs into) will use the 
documentation at runtime.  (For example, a Zope "product" or a Trac 
plugin that need to include HTML help to be displayed when using the 
product or plugin.)

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