[Distutils] sdist default archive format

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Sat Jun 20 03:53:20 CEST 2009

On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:38:39 -0600, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn <zooko at zooko.com>
> It isn't so easy for setuptools to know which things ought to have +x  
> and which things ought not just based on their pathnames or other  
> metadata.  

It is very easy.... it already knows...


The scripts option simply is a list of files to be handled in this way.
>From the PyXML setup script:

      scripts=['scripts/xmlproc_parse', 'scripts/xmlproc_val']

> Having an archive format that preserves such bits would probably be a  
> good way to solve all such problems -- by making it the packagers  
> problems to set the bits before packaging rather than setuptools's  
> problem to figure out which bits ought to be set after installation.

It's totally impossible on windows...

Because you are talking about a unix specific problem...

Why not just solve the problem rather than spreading it to
more platforms?

> 1.8 / 2.5 == 72%, so 28% of the .zip file size is saved by switching  
> to .tar.xz.  Of course, some packages may gain more or less than 28%  
> (compared to ZIP compression) from LZMA compression.

Well maybe its good. Its a new one to me though...


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