Distributing Python-programs to Ubuntu users

Javier Collado javier.collado at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 09:25:15 CEST 2009


Hello,

I recommend you to check this:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Complete

The best way to release the software to Ubuntu users is by means of a
PPA (https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA) so that people can
track your application updates automatically. Before the PPA is
created you need to have a launchpad account and a sign the Ubuntu
Code of Conduct. However isn't that hard and you just have to do all
this setup for the first time.

A tool that might be used to automate package creation for an
application is Quickly (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Quickly). However, if
the project development has already started, probably it won't be
useful for you.

Best regards,
    Javier

2009/9/25 Olof Bjarnason <olof.bjarnason at gmail.com>:
> Hi!
>
> 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++.
>
> /Olof
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