[Python-au] setup.py sdist problem

Stephen Thorne stephen at thorne.id.au
Tue Oct 26 05:34:54 UTC 2010


On 2010-10-26, Mike Dewhirst wrote:
> Does anyone have a hint for me on distutils please???
> 
> I'm using Python 2.7 and WinXP. For reasons best known only to
> myself I installed python in C:\usr\bin
> 
> My problem is I cannot seem to control XXX below ...
> 
> setup( ...
> data_files=[
>     ('XXX', [
>             'doc/license.txt',
>             'doc/release_note.txt',
>             'doc/synopsis.txt',
>             ]
>     )
> ],
> ...)
> 
> The data files appear in C:\usr\bin\XXX instead of
> C:\usr\bin\Lib\site-packages\XXX
> 
> I've tried ./, an empty string (as specified in the distutils docco
> and a plain dot all to no avail.
> 
> Is there a trick to it?

I think the trick is adding them to MANIFEST.in, and having them
packaged that way. I haven't done this in a while, but my recollection
is that that's the correct way.

-- 
Regards,
Stephen Thorne
Development Engineer
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