[Distutils] Making a tar.gz source distribution

Ram Rachum cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Mon Nov 16 17:31:41 CET 2009

ssteinerX <at> gmail.com <ssteinerx <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On Nov 16, 2009, at 11:10 AM, Ram Rachum wrote:
> > I'm trying to make a tar.gz source distribution. I saw in the docs  
> > that a tar
> > program is needed. I am on Windows. Where do I get one?
> You've got to be joking.
> Try Google.
> http://www.google.com/search?
> S

No, I am not joking. I'm a windows user who wants to distribute his project in 
tar.gz, and I don't know how I'm supposed to operate this tar thing, or whether 
gzip is like tar, because that's the top result in Google. Also, even if I had 
that tar program, I wouldn't know how to make distutils use it.

So what am I supposed to do?


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