Some files specified in MANIFEST.in generate a "not recognized" warning message

Bug #893335 reported by Emilien Klein on 2011-11-21
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Bug Description

Even though I've marked a file to be included by adding a line to MANIFEST.in, it still shows up in the "WARNING: the following files are not recognized by DistUtilsExtra.auto:" error message.

Example:

MANIFEST.in file:
include AUTHORS
include CHANGELOG
include COPYING
include README
include README.PACKAGING
include data/ui/*
include doc/*
include po/*
include MANIFEST.in
include bin/*

Error message:
WARNING: the following files are not recognized by DistUtilsExtra.auto:
  CHANGELOG
  dist/nautilus-image-manipulator-0.4.tar.gz
  dist/nautilus-image-manipulator-0.4.tar.gz.asc
  doc/nautilus-image-manipulator.1
  extra/design.py
  extra/update_i18n.py
  po/nautilus-image-manipulator.pot

In this example, the files CHANGELOG, doc/nautilus-image-manipulator.1 and po/nautilus-image-manipulator.pot are covered by MANIFEST.in, however they are listed as not recognized. They are nonetheless present in the tarball, unlike the other non-recognized files.

The resulting tarball is correct, but I would think that those 3 files should not show up in the warning section.

FYI: Using python-distutils-extra version: 2.29-1ubuntu1 on Ubuntu 11.10

Emilien Klein (emilien-klein) wrote :

Bug 719438 also partly reports the same problem, "I should add that almost all of these files are actually listed in our MANIFEST.in". However, the focus of that other bug report is different (generation of "ERROR: Python module XXXXXX not found"), so I'd think this is not a duplicate.

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