[Distutils] wheel including files it shouldn't

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Apr 27 14:10:40 EDT 2016

On 04/27/2016 10:52 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:

> This isn't really a problem with what you're doing. Rather it's an issue
> with the toolchain and and open question whether or not wheels should
> conceptually be able to be produced from a checkout, or if they should
> only be produced from a sdist. Problems like this are why I advocate the
> Checkout -> sdist -> wheel being the only path, but others feel differently.

As a simple user, my feelings are that the command I used should have 
generated three equivalent distributions, but did not.  That feels like 
a bug.  :(

Let me rephrase my question:  what command do I use to build the wheel 
from the sdist I just made?  For bonus points:  why can't setup do that 
for me?


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