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Issue 6516: reset owner/group to root for distutils tarballs
Patch Set: Created 5 years, 11 months ago
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--- a/Doc/distutils/sourcedist.rst
+++ b/Doc/distutils/sourcedist.rst
@@ -26,16 +26,16 @@
+===========+=========================+=========+
| ``zip`` | zip file (:file:`.zip`) | (1),(3) |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+
-| ``gztar`` | gzip'ed tar file | (2),(4) |
+| ``gztar`` | gzip'ed tar file | \(2) |
| | (:file:`.tar.gz`) | |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+
-| ``bztar`` | bzip2'ed tar file | \(4) |
+| ``bztar`` | bzip2'ed tar file | |
| | (:file:`.tar.bz2`) | |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+
| ``ztar`` | compressed tar file | \(4) |
| | (:file:`.tar.Z`) | |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+
-| ``tar`` | tar file (:file:`.tar`) | \(4) |
+| ``tar`` | tar file (:file:`.tar`) | |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+
Notes:
@@ -51,8 +51,16 @@
of the standard Python library since Python 1.6)
(4)
- requires external utilities: :program:`tar` and possibly one of :program:`gzip`,
- :program:`bzip2`, or :program:`compress`
+ requires the :program:`compress` program. Notice that this format is now
+ pending for deprecation and will be removed in the future versions of Python.
+
+When using any ``tar`` format (``gztar``, ``bztar``, ``ztar`` or
+``tar``), under Unix you can specify the ``owner`` and ``group`` names
+that will be set for each member of the archive.
+
+For example, if you want all files of the archive to be owned by root::
+
+ python setup.py sdist --owner=root --group=root
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