[Distutils] sdist default archive format

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jun 18 08:49:15 CEST 2009

Leonardo Santagada <santagada at gmail.com> writes:

> What about unix permissions are those supported on zip, and are they
> important in a source package? I would think they are importante (and
> not supported in zip) but I'm not sure.

The classic one is the “execute” permission on files. It's very
important to preserve that (whether on or off) in distribution of works
for use on Unix; and the Zip format doesn't support it AFAIK.

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