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Title: [doc] include higher (../../) dirs fails
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9, Python 3.8
Status: closed Resolution: not a bug
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: eric.araujo Nosy List: christian.heimes, eric.araujo, indiedan, tarek
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2010-07-14 16:20 by indiedan, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (6)
msg110296 - (view) Author: Dan OD (indiedan) Date: 2010-07-14 16:20 example:

recursive-include ../../this *.that

fails to include files with

"warning: no files found matching '*.that' under directory '../../this'"

and also

include ../../this *.that

fails with

"warning: no files found matching '../../this'"

- odd situation I know, but including files in higher directories shouldn't be impossible should it? Thanks, Dan
msg110302 - (view) Author: Dan OD (indiedan) Date: 2010-07-14 17:34
Thinking about this - maybe including dirs above ./ is bad as it's not obvious where they should live in the sdist. 

My alternative would be to create links to ../../this in ./ but then distutils creates links rather than hard copies in sdist - is this something that can be avoided? 

Thanks again, Dan
msg110304 - (view) Author: Dan OD (indiedan) Date: 2010-07-14 17:49
Sorry for all the noise - this dynamic link thing seems to be fixed in 2.7 rendering this report 'closed'

msg110327 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-07-14 20:45
Can you tell if the docs fail to mention that? If they do, please reopen this as a documentation bug (change title, select component Documentation, and set status to open). Thank you!
msg113539 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-08-10 13:48
I think disallowing .. is fine, so I’m assigning to myself to make sure I’ll take time later to check the docs.
msg381150 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-11-16 20:20
Works as intended. MANINFEST can only include files in the current directory and subdirectories.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:03adminsetgithub: 53507
2020-11-16 20:20:19christian.heimessetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + christian.heimes
messages: + msg381150

resolution: not a bug
stage: resolved
2020-11-16 20:12:21iritkatrielsettitle: include higher (../../) dirs fails -> [doc] include higher (../../) dirs fails
components: + Documentation, - Distutils
versions: + Python 3.8, Python 3.9, Python 3.10, - Python 2.6
2010-09-08 03:01:31eric.araujosetstatus: closed -> open
2010-08-10 13:49:00eric.araujosetassignee: tarek -> eric.araujo
messages: + msg113539
2010-07-14 20:45:02eric.araujosetnosy: + eric.araujo
messages: + msg110327
2010-07-14 17:49:07indiedansetstatus: open -> closed

messages: + msg110304
2010-07-14 17:34:47indiedansetmessages: + msg110302
2010-07-14 16:20:36indiedancreate