[Distutils] Using setuptools

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Nov 25 17:54:52 CET 2008

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Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 07:56 AM 11/25/2008 -0500, Val Schmidt wrote:
>> Thanks!
>> I also noticed that my SOURCES.txt file contains the contents of
>> mymodulepy.egg-info (which got added to my subversion repository when
>> I initially added the project directory). I suspect I don't want this
>> either.
> That depends on the project; in some cases, files are put manually 
> into .egg-info, or there are reasons to keep the generated files 
> under revision control.  The .egg-info directory is also 
> automatically included in source distribution files.
>> So does it seem like a reasonable working method to develop in one's
>> subversion sandbox, check everything in, then checkout a copy of the
>> project somewhere else to build distributions? This might help to make
>> sure one doesn't inadvertently get the extra files and directories
>> created during the build process into subversion and inadvertently in
>> your distribution package.
> I'm not clear on how you can accidentally get something into 
> subversion.  In years of developing multiple packages with setuptools 
> and subversion, I can't recall that I've ever accidentally typed "svn 
> add build" or "svn add foobar.egg-info".  ;-)
> Of course, when I start a new project, I start by svn add-ing the 
> new, empty directory, and then explicitly add files as I go.  And 
> when I start getting annoyed by svn stat showing a bunch of "?"'s, I 
> go ahead and set svn:ignore as needed.
> It's a lot less work than what you're describing, and even if I go 
> too far with a wildcard add, there's always "svn rm" before 
> checkin.  (I always svn diff before checkin, so it's hard for an 
> accidental add to go unnoticed.)

The usual way I get such stuff into SVN is via 'svn import':  I then
have to 'svn rm' it (usually after seeing the checkin message).

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