Really, the build system is still a mess. I can't even update ponysay in the official repos in its current state.
»Full Debian» what is that?
Why wouldn't you be able to build ponysay and update it the arch's repo,
building ponysay in a chroot enviromnent works? It just that the script is
a little more complicated than needed.
It's not a lot of fun because the parameters change each time. What are the correct parameters to build it in a chroot for /usr prefix right now? If you tell me, I can update the package.
And "going full Debian" is a corruption of "going full retard", essentially this means overdoing it. I was implying that the build system is over complicated and over engineered.
Either of the following will do:
./setup-py PREFIX=/usr install
./setup.py --prefix=/usr install
I recommend adding --everything --without-pdf-compress after ./setup.py
When this is done split the ponysay.py file into one file class, and one for the main method