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Simplest Debian Packaging Guide?

i've made an app using wxpython, i have some .py files and some icons, how can i package it for uploading it to launchpad??

i've already set a ppa and it seems like i need to organize my files before packaging, i mean the debian file structure needed to make a tar.gz source package and how to upload it... i've read some guides (that have an already made tar.gz source package) but as this is my first app i do not understand most of the things...

any help?

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You seem to have a misunderstanding of what a .deb is. The .tar.gz is the source code that is partly used in the source package, but not the source package for the deb itself. Start by reading the Packaging Guide, it should be a good starting point for you.

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those are the guides i saw before, i'm asking for the file structure of the package, ie: i know the licence file goes on the root of the package, where goes the other files?? mainly the .py files and icons... –  Hairo Jun 22 '12 at 16:10
    
try using the basic guide, or examining other packages that are already built for their structure. There is no one predetermined file structure, except that debian/ has to exist in the root, as well as a few other files (read the complete guide for in depth details) –  Thomas W. Jun 22 '12 at 16:47
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