On Jan 23, 2008 6:11 PM, Philipp von Weitershausen
> Yes, MANIFEST.in is a distutils feature. It's also described in my
> book, by the way.
> However, setuptools makes the usage of MANIFEST.in unnecessary when
> you're operating within a subversion checkout. In such a case, an egg
> will contain all files managed by subversion. Therefore, you should
> always create eggs from svn checkouts, never from svn exports.
> setuptools is smart enough to ignore '.svn' etc. The releasing-
> software.txt document outslines the correct procedure here, I think.

Right, and I think that's actually a bad feature; it has caused quite
some confusion for several developers, including myself. It means that
setup.py silently works completely different when within or outside of
a subversion working directory.

Martijn Pieters
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