[Distutils] PyPI upload: zip okay, tar fails with "invalid distribution file"

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jul 1 20:19:01 CEST 2013

I migrated my split py2/py3 code base into one as I couldn't get setup to do what I wanted, and now I am having this 

Here's my setup.py:

import sys, os
from distutils.core import setup

long_desc = open('enum/doc/enum.rst').read()

setup( name='enum34',
            'enum' : [
        license='BSD License',
        description='Python 3.4 Enum backported to 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 2.7, 2.6, 2.5, and 2.4',
        author='Ethan Furman',
        author_email='ethan at stoneleaf.us',
             'Development Status :: 5 - Production/Stable',
             'Intended Audience :: Developers',
             'License :: OSI Approved :: BSD License',
             'Programming Language :: Python',
             'Topic :: Software Development' ],

and an example run:

ethan at media:~/source/enum$ python setup.py sdist --formats tar upload
running sdist
running check
reading manifest template 'MANIFEST.in'
writing manifest file 'MANIFEST'
creating enum34-0.9.1
creating enum34-0.9.1/enum
creating enum34-0.9.1/enum/doc
creating enum34-0.9.1/enum/test
making hard links in enum34-0.9.1...
hard linking LICENSE -> enum34-0.9.1
hard linking README -> enum34-0.9.1
hard linking setup.py -> enum34-0.9.1
hard linking enum/__init__.py -> enum34-0.9.1/enum
hard linking enum/doc/enum.pdf -> enum34-0.9.1/enum/doc
hard linking enum/doc/enum.rst -> enum34-0.9.1/enum/doc
hard linking enum/test/test_enum.py -> enum34-0.9.1/enum/test
Creating tar archive
removing 'enum34-0.9.1' (and everything under it)
running upload
Submitting dist/enum34-0.9.1.tar to http://pypi.python.org/pypi
Upload failed (400): invalid distribution file

Any ideas?


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