Questions about packaging a python script
I am in the process of packaging linbot - a python script to do link
verification. I have a few questions -
1. linbot.py and associated *.py files need to be installed in the same
directory. I was thinking of installing these under /usr/lib/linbot/
Is this the Right Thing to do?
2. I will ln -s /usr/lib/linbot/linbot.py /usr/bin/linbot Is this
compliant with the Debian packaginh policy? Should the symbolic link be
relative? I don't think it should be absolute.
3. Should debian/rules or makefile create the symbolic link? Or should
that part be done by postinst?
4. If I want to set / appened to an environment variable (PYTHONPATH)
globally for the entire system, where (which files under /etc) would I
do it? Should postinst do it? If so, there is the whole problem of
variations between the numerous shells. Or should I leave it to the
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