[Distutils] [zc.buildout] buildout to .deb package

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 23:27:20 CET 2009

2009/2/17 Zooko O'Whielacronx <zookog at gmail.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

Maybe the stdeb team could work on this too ? I'll sen a mail to stdeb

I can probably include such a command in Distutils for 2.7 if I get
help from Debian specialists


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