distutils sdist and MANIFEST files

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Jun 2 22:50:32 CEST 2004


Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> David Fraser wrote:
> 
>> Does anyone else find it annoying that the sdist command for distutils 
>> relies on MANIFEST.in and MANIFEST files?
>> I would really like to be able to do everything in the setup script ; 
>> if I don't, the MANIFEST files get created automatically (with 
>> warnings) and any new scripts added are forgotten.
>>
>> Any alternative approaches to this?
> 
> 
> You can derive from the sdist command and override the read_template
> function.
> 
> Regards,
> Martin
> 
Thanks, I'll have a look at this...

David



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