I have two Python scripts, and I need to package them into a Debian package. I have tried quite a few things with some success. For example, I made a setup.py and then used
python-stdeb to create a package (which - if I recall properly - did not work very well), and I also made my own package from scratch with a structure like so:
project DEBIAN/ changelog copyright compat rules control install usr/ bin/ script1 script2
It was something like that, anyway. I got a package that then acted like a Debian package and I could use
dpkg -b project to first build it and then
dpkg -i package.deb to install the Debian packaging, however it didn't install anything (well it did install some things, but it didn't install the scripts that I wrote, which is what I would really like to install). So, how can I just make a package that will install my Python scripts. I don't care if they go to X11 or I have to say "Install to
~/package". All I want is for my scripts to go into a package so that someone else can install that package and have my scripts.
My guess is that I have to put metadata or something in the install file, but I don't know what to put in there.