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"How to package additional files under site-packages "


Thanks!
My package (ibm_db) has LICENSE, README.md and CHANGES files that I want to be available in the same location as my package is installed I.e under site-packages. However, with current setup.py https://github.com/ibmdb/python-ibmdb/blob/master/IBM_DB/ibm_db/setup.py, these files get installed under python install path.
e.g: C:\Users\skauser\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36\LICENSE

I have specified them as:
data_files = [ ('', ['./README.md']),
               ('', ['./CHANGES']),
               ('', ['./LICENSE']) ]

Setup(
..
package_data = package_data,
       data_files   = data_files,
       include_package_data = True,
      cmdclass = cmd_class,
..)

Since the directory path is empty, these files get copied under current path of execution. However, I want them to be copied under the install location of my package.
Is there any other way I can achieve this?

Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: dieter <dieter at handshake.de>
Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:04 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: "How to package additional files under site-packages "

Saba Kauser <skauser at rocketsoftware.com> writes:
> ...
> I want data_files to be copied under my package install path.
> How do I achieve this?

You could look at one of my packages (i.e. "dm.*", e.g. "dm.pdb").

Essentially, I have the data files besides the Python sources and let "setuptools" determine the relevant files (sources and data) as those managed via a source code control system (=SCCS). For the latter to work, your Python must have installed the integration module for your SCCS.


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