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Debian Packaging

Ian Bicking noted that there is a python tool for creating Debian packages:  http://easy-deb.sourceforge.net/

Debian Sarge and Sid (unstable): Non-root installs

Here $ is your prompt.

  1. Make sure you are a member of the 'staff' group. This group

has permission to write in the '/usr/local' tree. Debian packages set up some empty directories in this tree with the correct permissions so that non-root installs of supplementary modules etc can be done.

The 'id' program will show you what groups you are already a member of. If your username is 'me' and your uid is 1001 then the output of 'id' will appear as shown and you need to list all the present additional groups as well as 'staff' when running 'usermod'. If 'staff' is already listed then you can skip this step.

$ id 
uid=1001(me) gid=1001(mygroup) groups=24(cdrom),29(audio),1001(mygroup)
$ sudo usermod -G 24,29,staff me

You need to log out and in again for this to take effect.

  1. Install python2.4-dev. [example: Debian provides methods other than sudo ...]
$ sudo apt-get install python2.4-dev
  1. Create a pydistutils.cfg file in your home directory. [or use vi/emacs/...]
$ cat > ~/.pydistutils.cfg << EOF
[install]
install_lib = /usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages

[easy_install]
site_dirs=/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages
EOF

Please notice that the easy_install section does not support the $ variables. Just write the complete path.

  1. Run ez_setup.py from the Turbogears download page.
$ python2.4 ez_setup.py -f http://www.turbogears.org/download/index.html --script-dir /usr/local/bin TurboGears