pycentral - 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.
-v, --version Limit the output to the version numbers of the python versions. -h, --help Print a help text. pycentral has the following sub commands. For fine grained help, call: pycentral <cmd>. bccompile Byte compile .py files in a package. bcremove Remove the byte compiled .py files. list List all managed files. pkginstall Make a package available for all supported runtimes. pkgprepare Prepare a package for all supported runtimes. pkgremove Remove a package installed for all supported runtimes. pkglist List pycentral-managed files of a package for all supported runtimes. rtinstall Make installed packages available for this runtime. rtremove Remove packages installed for this runtime. updatedefault Update the default python version. debhelper move files to pycentral locaation, variable substitutions (called by dh_pycentral). pycentraldir <package> Show the installation directory used by pycentral for <package>. showdefault Show default python version number. Deprecated, use pyversions(1) showsupported Show the supported python versions. Deprecated, use pyversions(1) showversions Show version numbers of supported python versions. Deprecated, use pyversions(1) dh_pycentral, should not be called directly). version 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.