[Distutils] Re: [Python-Dev] Killing off bdist_dumb
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:16:46 +0100
> > if you decide to keep it in there, can you at least fix the
> > help text:
> > bdist create a built (binary) distribution
> Hmm, I wonder why bdist is mentioned here: it's the base
> class driving all the other sub-commands. bdist doesn't
> do anything on its own.
have you tried it?
on the 2.2 unix install I have here, it builds a tar archive. from what
I can tell, it's actually running the same code as bdist_dumb...
> From the doc-string:
> create a "dumb" built distribution -- i.e., just an archive
> to be unpacked under $prefix or $exec_prefix.
which isn't true, obviously, since the archive contains absolute