[Distutils] Can't upload sdist: "File already exists"

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Dec 25 19:36:52 EST 2016

Nick Timkovich <prometheus235 at gmail.com> writes:

> Generally, is it OK (recommended/socially acceptable) to upload
> universal wheels only or is the sdist still nice to have available? I
> guess maybe for pip, but it considering universal, pure-Python wheels
> as "binaries" seems quirky.

None the less, the Wheel format *is* a format intended for installation
(so a “binary” format in that terminology).

A wheel is not suitable for making changes and re-building from source.
So the source distribution still needs to be uploaded as well, to
support that important freedom for the recipient.

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Ben Finney

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