[Distutils] setup script not found when directory name is 100 characters

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Sep 2 23:55:16 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 09:26:26PM +0000, Maurits van Rees wrote:
> Marius Gedminas, on 2008-09-02:
> > Which Python version is this?  I seem to remember some bug in stdlib's
> > tarfile module that couldn't handle paths longer than 100 characters.
> Ah right, tarfile is the culprit.  I am using python2.4.  And one of
> the bug reports you pasted mentioned that python2.4 is not maintained
> anymore.
> So I guess the possible workarounds are:
> - Make a .egg instead of a .tar.gz for my package.

.egg is a binary distribution; what you probably want is a .zip source

Marius Gedminas
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