[Distutils] sdist default archive format

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Fri Jun 19 01:18:21 CEST 2009

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:02:05 -0600, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn <zooko at zooko.com>
> On Jun 17, 2009, at 15:07 PM, Trent Mick wrote:
>> The tradeoff is that .zip files are compressed as well. But I don't  
>> believe that difference in compression size  
>> between .zip/.tar.gz/.tar.bz2 is that big of a concern in *most*  
>> cases because most Python sdist's are small, are they not?
> My project is 2.5 MB in .zip, 2.25 MB in .tar.bz2, and 1.8 MB  
> in .tar.xz.  I would be happy to save that 700 KB by moving from .zip  
> to .tar.xz (once there is LZMA-tar in Python), but I'm more concerned  
> about the permissions issues, which are still an unsolved problem in  
> setuptools, e.g.: http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue6

But setup tools looks like it is trying to do the "right" thing
and getting it wrong...

10% difference in library size is nothing.

Somebody obviously needs to look into the bug...


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