[Distutils] Including symlinked data files in an egg

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Thu Apr 21 11:37:43 CEST 2011

On 4/20/11 23:38 , P.J. Eby wrote:
> At 08:12 PM 4/20/2011 +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
>> Is there another way to get this working? I'ld hate to have to resort
>> to monkeypatching distutils.
> Well, you could have the symlinks go the other way around, I suppose. ;-)

In theory I could, but I doubt the designers who work with this 
structure will be able to deal with symlinks.

> Alternately, you could write a "file finder" plugin for setuptools, or
> see whether one of the git plugins for setuptools fixes the problem.

setuptools-git did not support this, but luckily that was easily fixed 


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