[Distutils] data in a source distribution?

Arne Babenhauserheide arne_bab at web.de
Wed Mar 11 12:48:06 CET 2009

Am Mittwoch 11 März 2009 02:27:20 schrieb P.J. Eby:
> You need to specify the data files in your MANIFEST.in file -- the
> distutils don't do that automatically for you.

Ah - OK. 

Thank you! 

> Of course, if you use setuptools to create your sdist, and the data
> files are in revision control, they'll be included
> automatically.  

Is there a chance of setuptools recognizing other systems than SVN and cvs? 

I use Mercurial for all my own projects, and the setuptools don't seem to 
recognize that yet. 

> python -c "import setuptools; execfile('setup.py')" sdist register upload

That trick looks neat! 

Many thanks! 

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