[Zope-CVS] CVS: Packages/zpkgtools/doc - metadata.txt:1.19

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fred at zope.com
Wed Apr 28 16:40:27 EDT 2004

Update of /cvs-repository/Packages/zpkgtools/doc
In directory cvs.zope.org:/tmp/cvs-serv600

Modified Files:
Log Message:
add notes about when each of these files is required

=== Packages/zpkgtools/doc/metadata.txt 1.18 => 1.19 ===
--- Packages/zpkgtools/doc/metadata.txt:1.18	Wed Apr 28 16:36:11 2004
+++ Packages/zpkgtools/doc/metadata.txt	Wed Apr 28 16:40:25 2004
@@ -6,7 +6,8 @@
 Distributions will be described using a collection of files that
-contain different aspects of the relevant metadata.
+contain different aspects of the relevant metadata.  Each of these
+files is optional if the information in that file is not needed.
   A list of dependencies for this distribution.  This is currently
@@ -27,6 +28,9 @@
   what the distribution contains, while dependencies serve as
   constraints on any software included in the distribution.
+  For packages which only depend on the Python standard library, this
+  file need not be provided.
   Control over the files that are included in the distribution when it
   is constructed.  See `Package Construction Information`_ for
@@ -39,7 +43,9 @@
   classification.  Version information should not be included; it will
   be ignored if present (perhaps should be an error?).  This is the
   information distutils normally pushes into the generated `PKG-INFO`
-  file; this file has the same format as `PKG-INFO`.
+  file; this file has the same format as `PKG-INFO`.  This file is
+  required to create a distribution for which the component is the
+  primary component.
   One additional field is defined for this file: ``Installation-type``.
   This field can be set to ``application`` for collection

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