[Build-common-hackers] Re: CDBS and Python without distutils?

W. Borgert debacle@debian.org
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 12:36:46 +0100

Quoting myself, "W. Borgert" <debacle@debian.org>:
> is only called by one CDBS script, python-distutils.mk.  How can
> I use CDBS for Python software without setup.py(*)?

Additional question: When using GNU autotools for a Python program,
.pyc files are generated, which should not be packaged.  I just
don't include the .pyc files in the .install files, but maybe there
is a better way.  Main problem remains: dh_python will not be
called without including python-distutils.mk.  Maybe CDBS lacks a

Cheers, WB

> (*) Yes, I can just add a simple setup.py.  It's not difficult.
>     But maybe there are alternatives I'm not aware of.