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Author eric.araujo
Recipients Thomas.Smith, alexis, eric.araujo, ingy, tarek
Date 2011-09-19.14:58:35
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> When I upload modules to PyPI, distutils is clucking about a missing
> README, even though PyPI accepts README.rst, and I am providing that.
PyPI doesn’t do anything with README, it displays the value of long_description.

> warning: sdist: standard file not found: should have one of README, README.txt
Is it a problem to name your reST file README.txt?

In packaging/distutils2, the recommended idiom looks like this (in setup.cfg):

    description-file = README.whatever

sdist will include that file.  You can also write the description in the setup.cfg directly and have your README file included with the extra_files field.

This can’t be changed in distutils and works differently without warning in distutils2; closing.
Date User Action Args
2011-09-19 14:58:37eric.araujosetrecipients: + eric.araujo, tarek, Thomas.Smith, alexis, ingy
2011-09-19 14:58:36eric.araujosetmessageid: <>
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