[Distutils] distutils2 1.0a4 and simple package

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Thu Mar 22 17:05:10 CET 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> wrote:
>> Thanks for the pointer, is there anyway to use another filename other
>> than setup.cfg?
>> I am trying to build several related package from a common root?
> In the current code the filename must be setup.cfg.  I think the rise of
> distributed version control systems and usable packaging tools like pip
> and buildout (and setuptools’ namespace package feature) have encouraged
> the separation of projects into separate libraries, each one with its
> repository and setup.py file.  That may be the reason why setup.cfg is
> hard-coded in distutils2.

It was likewise awkward to name setup.py anything other than setup.py.

I have a few VCS projects that contain multiple Python projects in separate


This has worked fine for me.

I might like more flexibility, not sure, but the current limitation
probably makes installers simpler, which is worthwhile imo.


Jim Fulton

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