Rediscover python packaging

August 10, 2006 at 7:39 am (GNU/Linux, Python)

“After seeing several developer comments implying that they won’t package python software because this has become too complicated, I was hit by the fact python-support had drifted away from its original goal: make the developer’s life easier. The initial idea was to simplify dh_python and make it use something that could automatically handle byte-compilation, without the maintainer even noticing it.

Therefore, with the help of Manoj Srivastava’s priceless work to clarify the policy and of Pierre Habouzit’s background work on supervising the transition, I have improved dh_pysupport to be able to generate correct dependencies. I have also finally added the last missing piece of functionality: private modules needing a specific python version.”

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