[Distutils] Making a tar.gz source distribution

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 18:21:25 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:
> Okay, I installed, added to the PATH cause it didn't add it itself, made a copy of bsdtar.exe
> named tar.exe. But when I ran sdist it crashed. Fuck it. I'll just compress
> with WinRar.

bsdtar.exe ? you shouldn't have to rename anything, it's probably the problem.

I use myself  cygwin under windows, and it works fine without any renaming.
What was your traceback ?

and what's your tar version ?

$ tar --version

Distutils uses tar like this, so it might be that "bsdtar.exe" doesn't
work the same way.:

$ tar.ex -cf dist\archive.tar built_dir


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