Name: [071] Horst Jens
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Description: Hi, my name is Horst JENS, living in Vienna, Austria. I teach children how to program open source games (mostly using python / pygame): http://www.spielend-programmieren.at My own python game book project can be found at http://www.pythongamebook.com For more videos, check out my youtub ...

Ubuntu: Making a .deb package out of a python program (English) [ID:107] (1/1)

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In this video i show how to take a small Python program (a little game) and transform it into a .deb-package for Ubuntu Linux. The process should be the same for all Debian-based Linux distros.

This screencast was done on a German Ubuntu system, but voice and documentation in the Wiki are all in English. The video is about 15 minutes long.

You can find all example codes and documents in the Wiki.

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60. Christopher Berg Schwanstrøm Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:05

Excellent tutorial, although abit too verbose and detailed for people experienced with Linux. I would expect most people interested in making packages would at least have experience with terminal commands! But that's just a minor point.


59. Sergei Mutovkin Thu, 13 May 2010 10:00

Was building my Debian packages using "dpkg -b" in the past and all files created manually from Debian Policies. Will investigate Deb Helper scripts further since they seem to simplify job of a package maintainer quite a bit.


Very very useful. It seemed some of the functions had been updated or changed since release, so remake would be very valuable. However, it served my purpose with a few adaptions so thank you so much!


very nice video..


56. anonymous Wed, 30 Dec 2009 12:45

Now I understand how it goes :) Very thanks.


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53. anonymous Mon, 07 Dec 2009 06:09

Very nice, helped me a lot and hope to see more of these. pity some of them are Chinese.

Thank you.


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51. anonymous Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:01

A great place for people to start.

Whilst some have commented that it's not fully the debian/ubuntu way - I think this is an excellent "low barrier to entry" piece of documentation that allows people to start packaging python things.

So much of Debian's deep, dark interiors are so complex with documentation that assumes you already know a lot. Here, you start with the basics.

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50. anonymous Fri, 25 Sep 2009 02:39

thanks great video


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48. anonymous Tue, 08 Sep 2009 13:03

Thanks. That video is fantastic. A big help!


47. anonymous Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:35

OK, more feedback for you. The feedback system is awful! It keeps stopping the very interesting vid!

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46. anonymous Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:28

Good so far... got to 6 mins and then it asked me for feedback... hopefully it will work in the end!


45. anonymous Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:14

Very helpful! Thank you Horst.


44. anonymous Wed, 05 Aug 2009 13:43

Thank you very much for providing this tutorial, I found it very well-paced, well-prepared and informational. I was a bit overwhelmed with the complexity, especially the fact that you need to modify the source to make it work (how do you test that?). I wonder if checkinstall does an equivalent job or if it is worse. Thank you again for a great presentation!


43. anonymous Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:30

it's fine! I like it and I learned a lot, but I wanted to know in wich directorys I need put an python module :)


42. anonymous Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:31

This is giving me a jump start on building a debian package for my python program, thanks!


41. anonymous Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:43

Thanks for making the video - I am just learning Debian packaging and this was the first explanation that told me about dh_make, etc.

Do you intend to expand your video to include details about how to use python-support? I am really struggling with it (but I have only spent a few hours, so far).

(Python-support in *one* of the systems of making sure that you get all of the correct pycs generated for all your system's installed versions of Python.)

I *think* that using either python-support or pycentral is required to make "real" Debian packages from Python packages (rather than from just a single module). By "real", I mean packages that have a chance of getting into the official Debian/Ubuntu repositories.

Is my understanding correct?

Thanks again for making this video.

Chris.


40. anonymous Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:40

Really welldone video!

Easy to hear and to understand anything.


39. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 10:40

Really useful!! It is just what I needed to watch.

Thank you!


38. anonymous Sat, 20 Jun 2009 11:31

Excellent tutorial!


37. anonymous Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:14

hi frnd,

This is nice ,i have problem in installind sudo apt-get install any packages what i should do ,what i should do plz say


36. anonymous Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:14

hi frnd,

This is nice ,i have problem in installind sudo apt-get install any packages what i should do ,what i should do plz say


The documentation to this video (including presentation in pdf and open-office format as well as code examle) is linked in the wiki page for this video:

http://wiki.showmedo.com/index.php/LinuxJensMakingDeb


34. anonymous Mon, 08 Jun 2009 09:52

I'd prefer to see this as a document, rather than a screencast.


33. anonymous Wed, 27 May 2009 12:15

Pretty good tutorial. Thanks a lot.


32. anonymous Thu, 07 May 2009 22:59

I got one working! Now to start making a more real example. Thanks heaps from Auckland, New Zealand.


31. anonymous Wed, 31 Dec 2008 04:52

Review of Ubuntu: Making a .deb package out of a python program (English)

Thanks for doing that - wish I'd found it when I started debbing by python code!

Just one comment: it would be better to use fakeroot (or similar) rather than sudo - the user may not be able to sudo, and root access to home dirs can be problematic, e.g. in nfs with root-squashing.


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