Creating a binary only python distribution of a C extension module and including some additional python and c files in it

akhilesh singhania akhi3030 at
Sun Jan 1 07:42:02 EST 2012


I have a extension module in C which I want to distribute in binary
format, ideally an rpm. Additionally, I want to include some python
files (examples on how to use the extension module) and source for a
library the module dynamically links to (c,h, and make files).

How do I specify the example python file in so that it will
be included in the rpm?

If I specify it as scripts, I get the following error:

$ python bdist --format=rpm

 running build_scripts
 creating build/scripts-2.6
 error: file '' does not exist
 error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.yjws9x (%build)
If I specify it as data_files, I get the following error:

$ python bdist --format=rpm

 error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
If I specify it as py_modules, I do not get errors but it is not
included in the resulting rpm.

Specifying it as a script works if I use

$ python bdist --format=gztar
Additionally, can I control the hierarchy of how the files are laid
out in the rpm?

Currently, I am specifying the c,h,make files as data_files and they
get placed in /usr, which is not desirable.


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