[Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb

Thomas Heller theller@python.net
14 Nov 2002 20:48:49 +0100

> > I have more the impression, that people release .tar.gz files
> > containing a distutils setup.py script, but no PKG-INFO, so the
> > tarball isn't created by distutils sdist command. PyChecker is such an
> > example, IIRC.
> This is correct.  I do release PyChecker as a .tar.gz which contains a
> setup.py, but no PKG-INFO.  Should there be one?  I don't use setup.py
> to create the .tar.gz.

I only noticed this (and your package is not the only one) when I
worked on a PEP 243 (?, package upload mechinism) implementation
where uploaded files would be scanned for the PKG-INFO metadata.

> I've never found the proper way to make releases when I looked.
> But that was a long time ago.

I normally don't use Linux, but does 'python setup.py sdist' not work