[Distutils] pre-release versioning problems with sdist, bdist_rpm, bdist_debian

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Fri Jan 9 15:51:39 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> wrote:
>> The problem is that there appears to be no way to get a coordinated behavior
>> between 'sdist' and 'bdist_rpm' as far as version and release strings are
>> concerned that will satisfy both tarballs and bdist packages.
> If I understand your problem correclty, if sdist would simply
> concatenate the version string and
> the release string to use it as a "source version" when it starts to work,
> you would be able to work things out ?
I don't know the internals of 'sdist' but I think if there were a way to 
extend 'sdist' to use 'release' as well as 'version' then that might 
work.  I would have to test that to see.

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