Error: Source Distribution Already Exists¶
This error is presented when an attempt is made to export/create a source distribution of a package in a way that would overwrite an existing source distribution.
If exporting to a repository, this means that a source distribution with
the same name and version is already present in the repository. The
--replace option can be used to make
dds forcibly overwrite the source
distribution in the repository. This will be a common workflow when developing
a package and one desires to see those changes reflected in another project
that is try to use it.
If creating a source distribution manually, this means that the destination
path of the source distribution directory is already an existing directory
(which may not be a source distribution itself). If
dds were to try and
write a source distribution to the named path, it would be required to delete
whatever exists there before creating the source distribution.
dds pkg create with the
--out <path> parameter, the
<path> given is not the directory in which to place the source
distribution, but the filepath to the source distribution itself!
If I have a directory named
foo/, and I want to create a source
distribution in that directory, the following command is incorrect:
# Do not do this: dds pkg create --out foo/
If you pass
--replace to the above command,
dds will destroy the
existing directory and replace it with the source distribution!
You must provide the full path to the source distribution:
# Do this: dds pkg create --out foo/my-project.tar.gz