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Hi, quick question (I searched and found no answer)

I'm using py2deb to upload a python app to extras/devel, which all WORKS just dandy.

However, the app is presented in app manager as simply the package name. I see that other apps seem to be able to have a "display name" that is distinct from the "package name", but I don't see any option for that in py2deb.

Is that implossible from py2deb, or can I find somewhere in to tweak this? Where does the "display name" come from? "description" is clearly the little 2nd line under the program name - this also works fine. I just wanted to give a longer, nicer looking (containing uppercase letters) and more descriptive app name.... :/

Thanks in advance for any help.


Last edited by MasterZap; 2011-05-16 at 06:44.
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Never mind, I solved it with a small mod to py2deb.

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Hi Zap,
What's the mod? (saves the next person asking the question
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I have som problems with py2deb. I now that the files work on another device but not mine :/

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/user/MyDocs/download/hejs/", line 56, in <module>
r = p.generate(version,build,changelog=changeloginform ation,tar=True,dsc=True,changes=True,build=False,s rc=True)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/", line 228, in generate
raise Py2debException("no files are defined")
py2deb.Py2debException: no files are defined
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About py2deb, it s clearly deprecated now, and unmaintained, i suggest you to take a look at sdist_maemo :
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Well my changes to py2deb are here

I don't even rember what I did, but I think it was adding the .displayname thingamabob.

I had to resurrect my broken N900 to extract this file.


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I know py2deb is deprecated and sdist_maemo should be used instead.

I pushed new py2deb to the extras-devel with displayname by MasterZap.

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