[Distutils] setup.py sdist not including my README.md

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Thu Jul 17 10:35:03 CEST 2014

Thanks for the feedback, Josh.

The Python 3 version of the distutils documentation is far improved on this
topic, I believe (though please, file a bug / change if you can improve it


The setuptools documentation is part of the repository at
https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/src in the docs directory, so you
could file a bug against that project, or even submit a pull request to it
if you're comfortable with that.

I believe it would be sensible to redirect from the distribute
documentation to setuptools... what does distutils-sig think? I also
noticed that the setuptools project front page (aka the README) still
promotes easy_install - should that be updated?


On 16 July 2014 22:47, Joshua Richardson <jricjr3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > And don't forget to include MANIFEST.in in MANIFEST.in.
> >
> > On 7/16/2014 8:00 AM, Vladimir Diaz wrote:
> > > Have you tried adding the line "include README.md" to MANIFEST.in?
>  That
> > > should do the trick.
> It did do the trick!  Thanks so much!
> Where should I submit a suggestion for improved documentation?
> There was no documentation about the MANIFEST.in file format at
> http://guide.python-distribute.org/creation.html or at
> https://pythonhosted.org/setuptools/setuptools.html#including-data-files .
> Reading the documentation at
> https://docs.python.org/2/distutils/sourcedist.html#manifest , I got the
> impression that I should list the raw file names (or patterns) without the
> include directive.
> Thanks, --josh
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