View Full Version : How to properly set up a .tar.gz and in turn a .deb?

November 3rd, 2008, 12:38 AM
I have a python program I wrote, I would like to properly set it up to a static tar.gz package, I have no idea how to do this. Any easy tutorials?

Also I would like to release a .deb of my software.

Any help?

November 3rd, 2008, 04:34 AM
Here is a tutorial on how to make .deb packages: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Basic
It also shows the command for making .tar.gz packages. Search for "tar czf".

For a basic outline of the procedure see
and also http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8047723203.html

November 5th, 2008, 12:47 AM
A description of an easy way to package a python app as a deb for personal use is available here:

Cheers, Rick