register and build utility for Python packages
pycentral [-h] [-v] <cmd> [<cmd options>] [<args>]
provides support for installing python modules independent
of the current installed Python version and handling
byte-compilation and -removal tasks in installation scripts.
Limit the output to the version numbers of the python versions.
Print a help text.
pycentral has the following sub commands. For fine grained help, call: pycentral <cmd>.
Byte compile .py files in a package.
Remove the byte compiled .py files.
List all managed files.
Make a package available for all supported runtimes.
Prepare a package for all supported runtimes.
Remove a package installed for all supported runtimes.
List pycentral-managed files of a package for all supported runtimes.
Make installed packages available for this runtime.
Remove packages installed for this runtime.
Update the default python version.
move files to pycentral locaation, variable substitutions (called by dh_pycentral).
Show the installation directory used by pycentral for <package>.
Show default python version number. Deprecated, use pyversions(1)
Show the supported python versions. Deprecated, use pyversions(1)
Show version numbers of supported python versions. Deprecated, use pyversions(1) dh_pycentral, should not be called directly).
Show the pycentral version.
/etc/python/debian_config is searched for the attribute overwrite-local. If set to 1, or True, existing files in /usr/lib/pythonX.Y/*-packages are overwritten with symbolic links to the pycentral install area. The default is to abort the installation of a package, when files already exist. This behaviour may be useful, when python libraries were manually installed into this directory. The attribute byte-compile can be set to a comma separated list of the values standard and optimze to indicate how files should be byte-compiled.
pyversions(1), Python policy.