classification
Title: packaging should use shutil archiving functions transparently
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Distutils2, Documentation Versions: Python 3.3, 3rd party
process
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: eric.araujo Nosy List: alexis, eric.araujo
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2012-02-14 16:03 by eric.araujo, last changed 2014-03-13 00:39 by eric.araujo. This issue is now closed.

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msg153346 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-02-14 16:03
The packaging commands sdist and bdist can create various kinds of archives.  The function used to create them is thankfully just a thin wrapper around shutil.make_archive (extracted from distutils), and sdist also uses shutil.get_archive_formats to validate its --formats option.  bdist however maintains its own registry.

The docstrings, help texts and reST documentation also contain out-of-sync duplicate lists of allowed formats.

I’m working on a patch to fix this duplication.
History
Date User Action Args
2014-03-13 00:39:35eric.araujosetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: out of date
stage: resolved
2012-02-14 16:13:23Ramchandra Aptesetcomponents: + Documentation
2012-02-14 16:03:50eric.araujocreate