I am trying to package a Python service which I would like to bundle with certain static files that are generated in another part. These files are moved to the staging area and I try to pull them in with the
prepare section of my python part:
install $SNAPCRAFT_STAGE/somejs.js ./mypythonapp/static/somejs.js
I can see that the static files are copied to the correct place under the
build directory of my part, but it seems the plugin uses the
src directory to build the package and these static files won’t end up in the final built python package.
Looking at the plugin’s source it looks like it would favor the build directory over the source directory when looking for the
setup.py file. However, the location of
setup_file is ignored when
basename is called on it despite the whole path is constructed earlier: line 323
setup_py_path = os.path.join(setup_py_dir, 'setup.py')
Am I doing something wrong? What would be the ideal way to inject static files into the source directory before building the Python package?