[Distutils] Building a platform-independent dist?

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Feb 9 21:34:47 CET 2010


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skip at pobox.com wrote:

> It's been several months since I created a distribution using the bdist
> command.  Now I can't seem to build a simple gztar distribution.  My
> MANIFEST.in looks like this:
> 
>     include README RELEASE-NOTES LICENSE MANIFEST
>     include lockfile.py setup.py ACKS
>     recursive-include doc *.rst conf.py Makefile
> 
> MANIFEST is:
> 
>     ACKS
>     LICENSE
>     MANIFEST
>     README
>     RELEASE-NOTES
>     lockfile.py
>     setup.py
>     doc/glossary.rst
>     doc/index.rst
>     doc/lockfile.rst
> 
> and I'm executing
> 
>     python setup.py bdist --formats=gztar
> 
> (where python is 2.7a2+).  The output is a .tar.gz file but it includes
> ".macosx-10.4-i386" in the filename and the tar file itself has more
> structure and fewer files than I think it should have:

Why do you want to make a "dumb" bdist rather than an sdist?


Tres.
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