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Issue 2550816

classification distutils vs. setuptools
Type: Severity: normal
Components: Installation Versions:
Status: closed duplicate
: Migrate to setuptools
View: 2550899
: schlatterbeck : pcaulagi, rouilj, schlatterbeck, techtonik
Priority: high :

Created on 2013-07-06 13:54 by schlatterbeck, last changed 2019-10-09 02:44 by rouilj.

msg4914 Author: [hidden] (schlatterbeck) Date: 2013-07-06 13:54
I've reverted the change to move from distutils to setuptools in for the release. Reason was that the release instructions in
BUILD.txt no longer worked. In particular the --manifest-only option in::

  python sdist --manifest-only

didn't work anymore. Since setuptools with the sdist command didn't
create a MANIFEST file and since I don't know how setuptools selects the
files to package I've reverted the change.

Do you know how to fix this? Is there a mechanism different from a
MANIFEST file that is used by setuptools? Or can it be configured to be
backward compatible to distutils?

Thanks for your help.
msg6717 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2019-10-09 02:44
Closing this in favor of issue 2550899. Not precisely a duplicate but close enough. Seems 2550899 ticket has a better
list of issues with setuptools. Ading reference to this ticket to 2550899.
Date User Action Args
2019-10-09 02:44:37rouiljsetstatus: new -> closed
superseder: Migrate to setuptools
resolution: duplicate
messages: + msg6717
nosy: + rouilj
2013-07-06 13:54:32schlatterbeckcreate