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Author Peter.Waller
Recipients Peter.Waller, alexis, eric.araujo, higery, meatballhat, michael.mulich, tarek
Date 2011-06-16.14:43:29
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Hi - Great to see this functionality coming. There is one feature of it that I would really like to see fixed, which is currently broken in setuptools/distribute - I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this note, but I wanted to add it to the discussion somewhere.

That feature is the "package_dir" argument to setup(). If the sources aren't in the root directory, the package doesn't function correctly with `python develop`

Here is a reference to an issue filed against distribute:

Is there any possibility of seeing this work correctly? A lot of packages use it, and for them, `develop` is currently broken.

Apologies if this feature is implemented and I missed it, but I see no reference to "package_dir" in the patch, so I would be (pleasantly) surprised if it was implemented. I would be happy to provide a testcase on request.
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