Installed Distribute 0.6:
trying to run against a subversion 1.6.5 checkout "python setup.py sdist", has the same error as that of plain easy_install:
unrecognized .svn/entries format; skipping .
this is running against the Mako templates source tree. It creates a distfile Mako-0.2.5dev-r0.tar.gz, which didn't pick up the version number, and misses all the files that normally get captured due to .svn, thus forcing me to add all filenames to MANIFEST.in manually. It seems to be the identical issue as http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue64 and http://bugs.python.org/setuptools/issue79 which has the common setuptools resolution of "it's too complicated, let's just leave the ticket hanging interminably". Wasn't this one (if not the) of the primary issues that spurred Distribute to be created (and thus the readily available fixes could be made available) ? I'm also on snow leopard if that adds any clues.