can I package a distutil based python app in deb?

Thomas Jollans t at
Tue Jul 5 10:49:20 EDT 2011

On 06/26/2011 07:59 PM, hackingKK wrote:
> Hello all,
> I guess the subject line says it all.
> I want to package a python app to deb.
> I have 3 interesting issues with it.
> 1, I would want it to run on Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04
> and Debian 5.
> 2, the package depends on another python package which is also distutil
> based.
> 3, The second package needs to run in a virtual environment.
> This means that I not only have to figure out the dependencies but also
> have the deb to include a script to get the virtual environment script,
> then create one for the package, then download all dependencies (Pylons
> 0.9.7 in this case along with report lab) and finally put the package
> into this virtual environment.
> Is this all possible?

Yes, it is possible. Refer to <>,
particularly the New Maintainer's Guide:

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