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Title: update distutils docs to say that maintainer replaces author
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Distutils, Documentation Versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: eric.araujo Nosy List: chris.jerdonek, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, nailor, petri.lehtinen, python-dev, tarek
Priority: normal Keywords: easy, patch

Created on 2012-11-04 11:37 by chris.jerdonek, last changed 2013-02-23 20:13 by petri.lehtinen. This issue is now closed.

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issue16403.patch nailor, 2013-02-23 15:40
Messages (4)
msg174785 - (view) Author: Chris Jerdonek (chris.jerdonek) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-11-04 11:37
As discussed in issue 16108 and other issues referenced there, distutils lists the maintainer as the author in PKG-INFO when the maintainer is provided.  However, the documentation does not state this.

This issue is to update the distutils documentation to state this, e.g. here:

http://docs.python.org/dev/distutils/setupscript.html#additional-meta-data

and here:

http://docs.python.org/dev/distutils/apiref.html#distutils.core.setup
msg182751 - (view) Author: Jyrki Pulliainen (nailor) * Date: 2013-02-23 15:40
Added a patch with documentation change
msg182811 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) Date: 2013-02-23 20:12
New changeset 14144373fdcd by Petri Lehtinen in branch '2.7':
Issue #16403: Document how distutils uses the maintainer field in PKG-INFO
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/14144373fdcd

New changeset b65b6a0ebd44 by Petri Lehtinen in branch '3.2':
Issue #16403: Document how distutils uses the maintainer field in PKG-INFO
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/b65b6a0ebd44

New changeset af4c08b10702 by Petri Lehtinen in branch '3.3':
Issue #16403: Document how distutils uses the maintainer field in PKG-INFO
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/af4c08b10702

New changeset 9de4602a80b9 by Petri Lehtinen in branch 'default':
Issue #16403: Document how distutils uses the maintainer field in PKG-INFO
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/9de4602a80b9
msg182812 - (view) Author: Petri Lehtinen (petri.lehtinen) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-02-23 20:13
Applied, thanks!
History
Date User Action Args
2013-02-23 20:13:40petri.lehtinensetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + petri.lehtinen
messages: + msg182812

resolution: fixed
stage: resolved
2013-02-23 20:12:03python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg182811
2013-02-23 15:40:24nailorsetfiles: + issue16403.patch

nosy: + nailor
messages: + msg182751

keywords: + patch
2012-11-04 11:37:06chris.jerdonekcreate