[Distutils] Making a tar.gz source distribution

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 17:39:10 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
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> 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?
> I consider it a bug that the distutils.archive_utils module wants to
> spawn an external program to make a tarball / zipfile, rather than using
> the perfectly good stdlib modules.

That's historical and not true anymore. -> the current trunk uses tarfile, etc.


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