[Distutils] Distutils 2.6.2 changes will break setuptools

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 14:35:24 CET 2009

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 5:13 AM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> I have no idea what to do about this -- on either setuptools or distutils.
>  For setuptools, file list calculation is inherently circular - an existing
> manifest is always reused and pruned, in order to support situations where a
> revctrl-based file list is then used in a scenario without revision control.
>  (That is, the MANIFEST included with a shipped sdist is used as a backup
> for identifying files that might originally have been found via a revctrl
> finder.)

For the revctrl part, can't setuptools build_py become an isolated command,
run after the manifest is currently written by sdist ? some kind of "build_vcs"
that would revise the file list in a second phase ?


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