[Biopython-dev] Bio.PopGen, Bio.EUtils data files

Michiel de Hoon mjldehoon at yahoo.com
Wed May 28 12:31:33 UTC 2008

That's odd ... I had tried with a Python version 2.3, and it worked there. Maybe this feature was added during the Python 2.3 cycle.
Then, I guess we need to use the  install_data_biopython class for now, and start using package_data once we stop supporting Python 2.3.


Peter <biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: On Sun, May 18, 2008, Michiel de Hoon wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> In setup.py, data files needed by Bio.EUtils and Bio.PopGen.SimCoal are now
> installed using a specialized install_data_biopython class. For Bio.Entrez, I am
> using the package_data argument to the setup function instead. Does anybody
> know why the install_data_biopython class was used? If there's no specific
> reason, I'd prefer to use the package_data argument instead.

I think I've found one reason not to - it doesn't seem to be supported
in Python 2.3 as shown here:

setup.py install
c:\Python23\lib\distutils\dist.py:227: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option:
running install

If I'd known this earlier, I would of course have said something.  On
the other hand, I may be the only person still using Biopython with
python 2.3.



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