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A shrinkwrap package is a minimal python package that downloads, compiles and installs software to the virtualenv base directory. The shrinkwrap package behaves just like a regular python package, so both shrinkwrap and non-shrinkwrap packages can be dependencies of each other. We find that this greatly simplifies deployment of Python packages that depend on compiled libraries *without* requiring the use of system-wide packaging tools, like apt or yum. Shrinkwrap is **not** an API wrapper generator like `SWIG <http://www.swig.org/>`_, but does make it easier to install C libraries into a virtualenv before installing a separate Python wrapper around its API.
-.. note:: To avoid cluttering PyPI with non-Python software, please do not ever upload shrinkwrap-generated packages there! Hosting shrinkwrap packages yourself is easy, and described further in :ref:`running_package_index`.
+.. warning:: To avoid cluttering PyPI with non-Python software, please do not ever upload shrinkwrap-generated packages there! Hosting shrinkwrap packages yourself is easy, and described further in :ref:`running_package_index`.
Shrinkwrap is `available on PyPI <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/shrinkwrap/0.7>`_ and can be installed via ``pip install shrinkwrap``, ``easy_install shrinkwrap``, or by downloading the package and installing with ``python setup.py install``.
+This will create a tarball in the current directory suitable for uploading. Wildcards are valid for
+.. note:: You can name the python file anything you want (not just setup.py). It will be copied to setup.py in a temp directory and the name of the resulting tarball will be derived from the package metadata you specified.