[New-bugs-announce] [issue26445] setup.py sdist mishandles package_dir option

glep report at bugs.python.org
Fri Feb 26 13:26:33 EST 2016

New submission from glep:

Suppose I have a setup.py with the option

   packages=['package', 'package.utils'],
   package_dir={'package.utils', '../utils'},

as would arise if ../utils was a package shared between several projets ('package', 'package1', ...).

I would expect the source distribution created by 'python setup.py sdist'
to create an archive with the following structure:

   |-- package/
   |-- package/utils

And this is indeed what *bdist* does. BUT *sdist* copies '../utils' in 'package/../utils' instead of 'package/utils', with the result that utils is outside of the distribution altogether. 

The issue is referenced in a couple of StackOverflow posts that have attracted little attention so far, for example:


components: Distutils
messages: 260904
nosy: dstufft, eric.araujo, glep
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: setup.py sdist mishandles package_dir option
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7

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