[Distutils] Compatibility of bdist_rpm with Fedora packaging instructions

Stanley A. Klein sklein at cpcug.org
Tue Nov 8 21:40:47 CET 2011

I will need to build some Python packages for Fedora and Centos.  The spec
file produced by bdist_rpm automatically includes the statement

The Fedora Python packaging instruction includes a recommendation to avoid
use of INSTALLED_FILES and provides some alternatives.  That is the first
incompatibility I've encountered, but there may be more.

The bdist_rpm code probably should be changed to enable compatibility. 
Meanwhile, is there a workaround?

Stan Klein

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