[Distutils] distutils' sdist won't allow me to include a file called buildout.cfg in my source distribution

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Sep 11 11:53:05 CEST 2009

...which is kinda annoying :-(

The problem is, in Python 2.6.2, line 357 of sdist.py.

This ends up applying the following:

exclude_pattern: applying regex r'^build\.*'

...which of course chomps buildout.cfg, with no possibility to add it 
back in MANIFEST.in :-(

Where does the bug lie and should I submit a bug tracker issue?



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