Python package guidelines
For Python 3 libraries, use
python-modulename. For applications, use the program name. In either case, the package name should be entirely lowercase.
Python 2 libraries should instead be named
If you need to add a versioned package then use
python-colorama-0.2.5. So python dependency
colorama==0.2.5 will turn into
python-colorama-0.2.5 Arch package.
Most Python packages are installed with the distutils system using setup.py, which installs files under
/usr/lib/python<python version>/site-packages/pkgname directory.
--optimize=1 parameter compiles
.pyo files so they can be tracked by pacman.
In most cases, you should put
any in the
arch array since most Python packages are architecture independent.
Please do not install a directory named just
tests, as it easily conflicts with other Python packages (for example,
An example PKGBUILD can be found here or at
/usr/share/pacman/PKGBUILD-python.proto, which is in the package.