From time to time I hit an interesting Python package which is not available in a DEB package. Setup.py/distutils/setuptools are de facto standard but the base binary distribution command set includes only RPM support. I don’t like python setup.py install. I prefer full installation/purging control via Ubuntu package system. Solution is easy.
Install package python-stdeb and then execute
python setup.py --command-packages=stdeb.command bdist_deb
And your DEB is ready! More information.