[PyKDE] How To Publish a pyqt application

Tina Isaksen tina at bestemselv.com
Tue Mar 28 11:23:10 BST 2006

Gerard Vermeulen wrote:

>A possibility is to install Python, Qt and PyQt and your
>application in for instance /home/yourhome/usr.
>You can do this with Python's
>./configure --prefix=/home/yourhome/usr
>For Qt you have to do something similar.
>Add /home/yourhome/usr to the front of your PATH
>environment variable and install PyQt (you have
>to specify where to find Qt). 
>Make a tar.gz of the /usr directory and distribute
>the tar.gz.  All you have to do is to instruct your
>users to unpack your tar.gz and to modify their PATH
>environment variable.
>The disadvantage is that your tar.gz will be really big.
>Voila -- Gerard
And if you already have Qt installed it would really eat discspace for 
no reason.

Isn't a better way to write a simple bash (or Python for that matter) 
'install-script' that checks if the necessary modules is installed and 
list them as dependencies if they are missing?
Maybe also list how to get the required stuff in a readme...


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