[Distutils] Fwd: specify manifest template other than MANIFEST.in
merwok at netwok.org
Thu Mar 22 03:19:19 CET 2012
>>> The docs seems to suggest you can override the default name MANIFEST.in,
>> Correct. I tried finding which part of the doc hinted about that to see
>> if I could improve it and could not find it! Do you have the link?
That’s definitely lacking, I’ll add the other options to that section.
>>> however, I cannot seem to find an option or parameter to do so.
>> Manifests and manifests templates are only used by the sdist command.
>> If you run “python setup.py sdist -h”, you’ll find the --template/-t option.
> I am trying to run sdist throught distrubute or setuptools, I didn';t see that
> options. In fact, 'sdist -h' was the first thing I tried. I will try
> with stock distutils and see if it is there.
>From a quick look at the code setuptools’ sdist command ignores
MANIFEST.in and MANIFEST altogether and takes the list of files from the
version control system.
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