[Distutils] bdist_deb in stdeb

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Thu Oct 1 01:46:58 CEST 2009

Gerry Reno wrote:
> Andrew Straw wrote:
>> Gerry Reno wrote:
>>> Andrew, how can I generate the .deb package without the leading
>>> 'python-' in the name? Is this configurable?
>> Yes. The 'Package' option. Described in "Customizing the produced Debian
>> source package (config options)" in the README.rst.
> Ok, in my stdeb.cfg I put this:
> Package: myapp
> And it generates the .deb without the 'python-' prefix. But, when I 
> install this .deb it installs but no longer runs the postinst script. 
> If I put back the 'python-' prefix then the postinst runs again.
> ????
Ok, I found it. In the debian/ control directory I had to rename the 
postinst script and remove the leading 'python-' from it as well.


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