Every few months I encounter an app (java, python, etc) that I would like to install in Ubuntu, but it doesn't come as a linux package, nor is there any included installer. It's not often that this happens and so I usually have forgotten the appropriate way to do it. Unfortunately, more times then not, the instalation instructions are like this, and really don't help much:
... Once you have extracted the program.zip and installed the required dependencies, you should be able to run the application with this command:: python /source/program-name.py Preferable you create a shortcut on your platform that issues this command.
Could someone tell me (step-by-step) how to install python apps, as if they had been installed with a "standard" package manager (as a ubuntu/debian package)? (I was hoping there was a simpler way to do this, rather then having to create a package myself -- even something like what I do when installing an app with source files -- ./configure->make->make install).
1) where should I install (move?) python files (does it matter if it uses Python2 or Python3, should I install locally or for all users),
2) do I change the Python file/folder permissions
3) how do I create a menu item with an icon
4) and anything else to properly install the app (including steps so that I can uninstall and upgrade without problems)
I have always hoped that someone would create a script or gui that would walk me through these steps... if there is such a thing, then disregard the above and just let me know the name of the app and where to find it.