Bug 43156 - setting doc_files attribute on bdist_rpm crashes
setting doc_files attribute on bdist_rpm crashes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Distutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-06-01 11:12 EDT by j. alan eldridge
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-01 11:12:15 EDT
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Description j. alan eldridge 2001-06-01 11:12:10 EDT
Description of Problem:

use the "doc_files" attribute on a bdist_rpm object, e.g. in a setup.cfg 

self.doc.append is called, which doesn't exist (it's 

[alane@wwweasel alane]$ more distutils-1.0.1-bdist_rpm.patch
--- distutils/command/bdist_rpm.py.or   Sat Sep 30 14:27:54 2000
+++ distutils/command/bdist_rpm.py      Thu May 31 00:53:44 2001
@@ -189,7 +189,7 @@
         if type(self.doc_files) is ListType:
             for readme in ('README', 'README.txt'):
                 if os.path.exists(readme) and readme not in 
-                    self.doc.append(readme)
+                    self.doc_files.append(readme)
         self.ensure_string('release', "1")
         self.ensure_string('serial')   # should it be an int?
[alane@wwweasel alane]$
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-01 11:40:46 EDT
Fixed in Distutils-1.0.2-1, which had the same problem - please report to the
distutils SIG as well. Thanks.

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