[Distutils] copy binaries in egg

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Mar 26 21:22:40 CEST 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Andrea Crotti
<andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Suppose for example I need to include a simple png, apparently I have to
> do this crazy dance
>      include_package_data=True,
>      packages=find_packages(),
>      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?

That's what include_package_data does.  You don't need to have both
'include_package_data' and 'package_data={}', because the former is a
replacement for the latter that autodetects based on either MANIFEST.in or
source control.  As long as the file is inside a package and is listed
either in the manifest or the source control system, it'll get included.
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