Distutils bdist_rpm missing licence option?
tbryan at python.net
Mon Dec 3 02:27:01 CET 2001
I'm using Distutils-1.0.2 with Python-1.5.2. I'm trying to build an RPM
for PyUnit. Here's my .cfg file
# pyunit Distutils configuration file
licence = Python License
long_description = This package contains PyUnit, a unit testing framework \
for Python. PyUnit is a standard library in Python 2.1, but it needs \
to be installed separately for Python 1.5.2.
release = 1
vendor = Ecoaccess.org
packager = Tom Bryan <tbryan at python.net>
The licence option is listed in the Distutils documentation, but I'm
getting the following error. Search for licence on
$ python1.5 setup.py bdist_rpm --spec-only
error: error in setup.cfg: command 'bdist_rpm' has no such option 'licence'
Indeed, bdist_rpm.py's user_options list seems to be missing licence. I
could get Distutils to stop complaining by editing bdist_rpm.py, but I
couldn't get it to initialize the variable: it still outputs a .spec file
with a "Copyright: UNKOWN" line.
Am I doing something wrong, or should I submit a bug to the Python project
at SourceForge? I already searched the bugs, and this one isn't reported.
I can't believe that I'm the first one to use Distutils to build an RPM
and notice that the licence (and long_description) options don't work.
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