[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


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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