[Python-Dev] addressing distutils inability to track file dependencies

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 09:12:45 -0400

> > I've had the patch below sitting in my copy of the tree forever, but
> > haven't gotten around to checking whether it fixes the umask-related
> > bug: I think it should, though.
> I think I tried that and it didn't work, but can't remember all that
> clearly.

Looks like that wouldn't address /F's problem, which is that the
original files are read-only, so distutils makes the copies read-only,
and then refuses to remove them when you ask it to.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)