Building the software¶
If you like to build the software you can get the Git repository from debexpo.workaround.org using:
git clone git://debexpo.workaround.org/debexpo.git
Then simply enter into the debexpo directory and execute
cd debexpo make build
It is easier in some situations to leave debexpo in its source directory and run it from there. However, if you wish to have it installed, create a virtualenv environment:
aptitude install python-virtualenv virtualenv . source bin/activate
Then you can safely:
to install the package in your encapsulated environment.
If you attempt to install the package without virtualenv then setuptools (the
Python software management system) will install the files into the system-wide
/usr/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages/. Setuptools is not good at
removing files again and it is generally a bad idea to mix
setuptools-installed packages with Debian packages. So you should know what
you are doing.