A py2exe like tool for Linux

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Tue Oct 24 14:40:22 CEST 2006

"Paolo Pantaleo" <paolopantaleo at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> is thre something like py2exe for Linux? I don't need to build a
> standalone executable (most Linuxes have python instaled), but at
> least I need to provide all the needed libraries togheter with my
> source code, so users just need to download one file, and not several
> libraries.

Users of GNU/Linux expect, for the most part, to use their package
manager to install software. so you want something that will turn your
package into a package easily installed that way.

Fortunately, 'setuptools' has a 'bdist_rpm' target. (Search for
"Creating System Packages".)


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Ben Finney

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