[Build-common-hackers] Howto use CDBS with auto tools and Python?

W. Borgert debacle@debian.org
Fri, 9 Apr 2004 13:10:49 +0200

Quoting Colin Walters <walters@verbum.org>:
> On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 16:15, W. Borgert wrote:
> > AM_PATH_PYTHON.  So far, everything works fine, but by default, the
> > package contains .pyc and .pyo files under site-packages/ what is not
> > what you want to have in a Debian package.  
> Yeah, automake likes to compile Python itself at install-time.  Maybe it
> should have an environment variable or something to disable that.

For now it's OK, to have a mypackage.install files mentioning
the *.py files only.

> > that is cumbersome and leads to another problem: No .pyc or .pyo
> > files are created at package installation time.  I assume, that it
> > would be enough to call dh_python somewhere, but how exactly? 
> I think you could just hook a call to dh_python into binary-install/foo,
> like:
> binary-install/foo::
> 	dh_python -pfoo

That's exacatly what I do, works fine.  A "CDBS integrated
solution" would be appreciated anyhow.

Thanks, WB