Python Compiler for Linux
I've heard of a Linux equivalent of py2exe called freeze, but that the only way to get it is to compile the Linux version of python from source. Is there a way to add this to python that was installed from the repos? I would like to keep my python installation from the repos b/c I don't have to worry about keeping up with updates that way, synaptic tells me when it has an update and that's it.
The reason I want to compile python files into Linux executable binaries is because sometimes I use libraries that do not come standard with python. One example is the graphics library I got accustomed to using because we went over it in my CS class as a frontend for tk. In this instance I would like to be able to compile the file so that it includes all of the information used, libraries and all(just like p2exe), so that I don't have to worry about packaging the non-default library with the application.