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tools used at Logilab to create debian packages

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Set of tools which aims to help the packaging of Python projects for Debian (with a rough support for rpm packages).

lgp is mainly a wrapper around puilder that ease the creation of chroot-based environment in which lgp can build debian packages targeting several Debian or Ubuntu distributions.

The main commands provided by lgp are:

  • lgp build Build a debian package

  • lgp check Check project in the current working directory

  • lgp clean Clean the project directory

  • lgp setup Set up and manage build images

  • lgp shell Run a script or interactive shell in a chrooted distribution


Note: lgp uses pbuilder, so it is a good idea to have de local proxy for debian

and ubuntu repositories (eg. apt-cache or similar).

First you have to create the base archive for a targeted distribution:

~# lgp setup -c create -d wheezy -a amd64 ~# lgp setup -c create -d trusty -a i386

Note: on wheezy, debootstrap has limited knowledge of recent Ubuntu

distributions. If you want to build a chroot for an yet-unknown Ubuntu distribution, you must add them in /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/

Simply add symlinks with the distrib codename to gutsy, like:

~# ln -s gutsy /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/trusty

Ensure the destination directory for your built packages exists (~/dists by default):

$ mkdir ~/dists

Then you can try to build a package from its sources directory:

$ hg clone $ cd common $ lgp build -d wheezy

See doc/packaging_howto.txt for more informations on how to use lgp.

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