[Distutils] stdeb gzipping some data_files

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Nov 28 22:27:00 CET 2010

Lee Harr <missive at hotmail.com> writes:

> stdeb is working quite well, but some of the files that I mention in
> the data_files part of the setup.py are being gzipped at some point in
> the process.

Yes. The Debian packaging policy mandates some files are gzipped; see
the policy document for more, otherwise leave the tool to do its work.

> Is there any way to prevent (hopefully from setup.py, setup.cfg, or
> stdeb.cfg) the alteration of those files?

Consider it an opportunity to learn about the Debian packaging policy,
if you're interested in why :-)

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Ben Finney

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