NAMEpython-mkdebian - Generate a suitable Debian source package for a standard distutils application
This script generates a reasonably Debian Policy compliant Debian source package for a Python application that uses distutils properly. It assumes that there are no public Python modules, and generates just a single application binary package.
Information is taken from setup.py's generated .egg-info file: author, project name, description, version, upstream source, license, and required and provided Python modules (which are translated to Debian python library package names, and automatically added as package dependencies).
It generates a simple cdbs/python-support rules file.
python-mkdebian was designed to be used with the DistUtilsExtra.auto module, which calculates required Python dependencies automatically. However, it makes no explicit assumptions about DistUtilsExtra, so if setup.py has complete information it will work with any distutils setup.
Force control file behaviour. Can be one of "none" (keep unchanged), "deps"
(only update dependencies), or "full" (recreate whole file). By default
only dependencies will be updated ("deps").
Force whole copyright file to be recreated. By default it will not touch an
already existing copyright file, so that you can customize them.
Force whole rules file to be recreated. By default it will not touch an
already existing rules file, so that you can customize them.
- Add changelog entry to debian/changelog (can be specified multiple times)
- Add additional debian package dependency (can be specified multiple times)
- Ask for installing all your modules in the dedicated PREFIX (default is /usr)
- Show program's version number and exit
- -h, --help
Show this help message and exit