[Distutils] sdist README.rst without MANIFEST

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 09:18:31 CET 2013


I use this in setup.py:
    ..
    long_description = open('README.rst', 'rb').read(),
    ..

Which fails during installation, because README.rst is not shipped.
The usual way to include is through MANIFEST.in

    http://docs.python.org/2/distutils/sourcedist.html

Is it possible to include README.rst with source distribution, but
without creating yet another file? Is it possible to specify includes
in setup.py?
--
anatoly t.


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