[ANN] stdeb 0.5.0 released, now includes pypi-install script

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Thu Dec 31 01:10:58 CET 2009

stdeb produces Debian source packages from Python packages via a new
distutils command, sdist_dsc. Automatic defaults are provided for the
Debian package, but many aspects of the resulting package can be
customized. An additional command, bdist_deb, creates a Debian binary
package, a .deb file.

Two convenience utilities are also provided. pypi-install will query the
Python Package Index (PyPI) for a package, download it, create a .deb
from it, and then install the .deb. py2dsc will convert a
distutils-built source tarball into a Debian source package.

stdeb: http://github.com/astraw/stdeb

This email announces release 0.5.0.

download: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/stdeb/0.5.0

Highlights for this release (you may also wish to consult the full

* A new pypi-install script will automatically download, make a .deb,
and install packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI).

* Removal of the setuptools dependency.

* New option (--guess-conflicts-provides-replaces) to query original
Debian packages for Conflicts/Provides/Replaces information.

* As a result of these changes and to fix a couple bugs/warts, some
minor backwards incompatible changes and deprecations were made. Please
check the release notes:

The full changelog is here:

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