Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#11520 closed (fixed)

Release tarball includes useless ".DS_Store" files

Reported by: Chris Lamb Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version:
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Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


The 1.1 RC1 tarball contains a few MacOS resource fork files:

$ wget -q
$ tar xfz Django-1.1-rc-1.tar.gz
$ find -name "*.DS_Store"

Such files are generally useless and I (with Debian maintainer hat on) have to strip them out.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

They're not resource fork files. They hold view information for the Finder (and happen to have a resource fork, the ._DS_Store file). Still useless in this context, of course. ;)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

make dist should whack those.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

There's no reason to re-roll the rc tarball, but we'll be sure to get this worked out when we push the final.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Chris Lamb

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

Back in the 1.2~alpha release tarball:


Whilst I understand that final releases may not have these files, it would seem to make sense to either not have a seperate release process for "final" vs. "non-final" tarballs.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

milestone: 1.11.2
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

The issue here is making sure ubernostrum's packaging script clears out these files (or that he packages a clean checkout). Marking for milestone 1.2 so that it isn't forgotten, but it's a procedural issue, not a code fix that is required.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by James Bennett

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

This is fixed with the 1.2 beta package. The problem was with one tool ignoring the files while others didn't, and so I've just added another step to the process to guarantee that the tree which generates the release package is clean.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by Jacob

milestone: 1.2

Milestone 1.2 deleted

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