The short and simple guide to installing python packages for Ubuntu:
- Install python-stdeb
- Build an sdist version of your package, make sure it's all good
- Run py2dsc on the library, debuild the resulting package
That's probably a little terse, but gets over how simple this can be if you can ensure that your package's sdist builds cleanly.
Short example of steps involved:
sudo apt-get install python-stdeb tar zxvf guild-0.1.0.tar.gz cd guild-0.1.0/ python setup.py sdist cd dist py2dsc guild-0.1.0.tar.gz cd deb_dist cd guild-0.1.0 debuild -uc -us cd .. sudo dpkg -i python-guild_0.1.0-1_all.deb
(This has been languishing in my drafts folder for a while, so I've shortened to post)