[Distutils] Distributing Python-programs to Ubuntu users

Olof Bjarnason olof.bjarnason at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 10:23:58 CEST 2009


I'm new at the mailing list. I write small games in Python/PyGame. I
want to find a way to make a downloadable package/installer/script
to put on my webpage, especially for Ubuntu users.

I've skimmed a couple of tutorials on how to generate .deb-files, but,
wow, it's a whole new skill set to do that!

Does anyone have any hint on a more economic way of creating
single-file distribution packages for Python+PyGame projects? Maybe
some GUI-tool that automates the .deb file creation process, but
targetting Python specifically and not C++.

I've looked at Ubuntu's PPA system, didn't find it end-user-friendly enough.
Also, the Quickly project was too invasive on the way I like to develop
software (it took over the bzr/lp tools; I want to control that).


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