[Distutils] Scripts in installed wheel RECORD

Bohuslav Kabrda bkabrda at redhat.com
Thu Dec 12 13:13:04 CET 2013

----- Original Message -----
> On 12 December 2013 10:43, Bohuslav Kabrda <bkabrda at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > so I noticed a strange thing in RECORD of an installed wheel:
> > When a wheel that contains file "foo-1.data/scripts/spam" is installed,
> > "spam" gets copied to a proper dir (e.g. /usr/bin) and the whole
> > "foo-1.data" directory is deleted. A line with the new location is added
> > to RECORD, but the old line is not deleted, so the file is listed twice in
> > the RECORD file.
> > This seems to be wrong, since the original file doesn't exist any more, so
> > "foo-1.data/scripts/spam" should be deleted from the RECORD (applies to
> > all all files in "foo-1.data").
> > PEP 427 doesn't mention this situation, so I'm not sure - is this expected?
> That doesn't sound like expected behaviour. I'd suggest you raise a
> bug against whichever toold you used to install the wheel (pip,
> probably, but maybe wheel or distlib I guess) with the steps needed to
> demonstrate the issue.
> Just checking my installation, it looks like it may be pip doing this
> - I see one RECORD file that looks similar in my site-packages. Please
> do raise an issue on the pip tracker, so it doesn't get overlooked.

Done: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/1376

> Paul

Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda.

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