[Distutils] copy binaries in egg

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 17:39:02 CEST 2012

On 03/26/2012 04:21 PM, Andrea Crotti wrote:
> I have custom code to create a nice installer from many Python eggs.
> The problem is that in these eggs there are many binary files, as for
> example png or sometimes even dlls (sigh), and they are not declared
> anywhere in setup.py or Manifest.in.
> The best solution would be of course to force everyone to include them
> in setup.py, which would make them part of the package when running
> egg_info.
> This is probably not feasible because:
> - they are too many and everywhere
> - there is no easy way to detect from the developer if he's including
>   everything, and the only way would be to see the errors on Hudson
> So the only solution left is to:
> 1. build with bdist_egg
> 2. copy inside the build egg all the binaries found
> any suggestions about how to do that or other ideas?
> This procedure should normally be run always on the Hudson server, so I
> can make sure for example that there are no artifacts and the directory
> tree is always clean..

Suppose for example I need to include a simple png, apparently I have to 
do this crazy dance

       package_data={'data': ['xyz.png']},

and even if data/*png is in MANIFEST.in

Isn't there a way to let bdist_egg package also everything found through 
the MANIFEST.in?

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