Distributing Python-programs to Ubuntu users

Olof Bjarnason olof.bjarnason at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 13:08:45 CEST 2009

2009/9/25 Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk>:
> On 25 Sep, 08:15, Olof Bjarnason <olof.bjarna... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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!
> If you start simple and don't have to produce extension modules, it's
> not too bad, but finding all the right tools is an awkward task. I'm
> not sure that I've really mastered the craft yet.
>> 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++.
> You could take a look at this PyGame project:
> http://www.infukor.com/rally7.html

Thanks this might come in handy.

> The sources contain packaging infrastructure for Debian/Ubuntu, and
> you could certainly adapt that for your own purposes.
> Paul
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