I installed a python script using the instruction of @STAlfas' answer in How do I create deb package for only single python script?

It worked correctly, (I think so). But I don't know how to run it. I tried to find it out, but I couldn't. Can somebody help me?

  • Not sure what you did, but is the script installed? and if so, where? Sep 30, 2015 at 6:39
  • I followed the instructions given [here] (askubuntu.com/questions/90764/…) in the answer of @STAlfas. I created .deb file and moved it to home folder. I installed it using "dpkg -i mypyscript.deb". But now I run "mypyscript" it shows "command not found". Sep 30, 2015 at 11:16

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If you program is supposed to be called as CLI command, you want to make an entry point using setuptools: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17401381/debianzing-a-python-program-to-get-a-deb

If it's used as a library, you can use the 'import' statement in python to use the code.

  • You're right, it's installed as a python-module. But I wanted it to act like a linux command-line software. Sep 30, 2015 at 11:25
  • Then the instructions in the link should be exactly what you need. Have you had any luck in trying it out? Sep 30, 2015 at 16:14

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