2009/2/17 Zooko O'Whielacronx email@example.com:
I use stdeb to build .deb's from Python source distributions. I'm not entirely sure what buildout does, but after letting this screencast play in the background while I work: http://rhodesmill.org/brandon/buildout , I think that I'm accomplishing the same goal using setuptools "develop" command with a "--prefix=" option.
I just tested the new stdeb 0.2.3 at the request of Andrew Straw, and it was able to produce a .deb from the allmydata-tahoe source tree. I intend to configure some buildbots to automatically run stdeb to produce .deb's of various of my projects: zfec, pycryptopp, pyutil, etc.
Same remark as bdist_deb : it looks nice to create .deb files for single packages.
I am starting to look at Geoffrey T. Dairiki patch in Distutils, at http://bugs.python.org/issue1054967
Maybe the stdeb team could work on this too ? I'll sen a mail to stdeb maintainer
I can probably include such a command in Distutils for 2.7 if I get help from Debian specialists