I am writing a python program that I want to upload to a ppa so other people can install it on their machine. Right now I have a setup.py-file that copies the files to their place and installs the dependencies, if not already done. My point is: To install, the setup.py-file has to be executed. Is this done by typing the "sudo apt-get install 'package-name'"? Or do I need a make, controll, install file like debian for this to work?

Right now if I wanna install, I type 'sudo python3 setup.py install'.


You need to "package" your Python program into the Debian packaging format.

Packaging for Debian is pretty complex, but here are some pointers to get you started:

How to package a Python application:


The Debian new package maintainer's guide (best starting point to grasp all the concepts): https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/index.en.html

Finally the big reference, the Debian policy manual:


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