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Moved the section about creating a github account to the page where we clone sahana from git - seems more approprate

Installation Guidelines: Linux - Developer (Manual)

Install Python

The latest Python 2.7 version is currently recommended.

For Debian-based systems like Ubuntu:

sudo su -
apt-get install python2.7

Install Python Libraries

Linux users should generally use the packages provided for their specific distribution, where available.


On Debian-based systems, like Ubuntu:

sudo su -
apt-get install python-lxml
apt-get install python-shapely
apt-get install python-reportlab
apt-get install python-imaging
apt-get install python-dateutil


  • xlwt for XLS output
  • xlrd for XLS output & reading spreadsheets (used by survey to import data held on a spreadsheet)
  • numpy required by matplotlib
  • MatPlotLib for charts (used in the Survey & Delphi applications & for the S3Cube pivottable reports)
  • PyTZ for Timezone awareness
  • PyWURFL for Browser Capabilities (egg - unused currently)
  • PyRTF for Survey Forms as Documents.

On Debian-based systems, like Ubuntu:

sudo su -
apt-get install python-xlwt
apt-get install python-xlrd

apt-get install python-numpy
apt-get install python-matplotlib

apt-get install python-setuptools
easy_install #(check if latest) 
apt-get install python-serial

apt-get install python-tz
easy_install #(unused so might not want to install) 
# Download and extract PyRTF from 
python install

apt-get install python-mysqldb
apt-get install python-psycopg2

Install git

We use the git Distributed Version Control System.

  • Debian-based systems, like Ubuntu:
    sudo su -
    apt-get install git-core
  • For RPM-based sitributions, like Fedora or RHEL: ===
    yum install git


Install Web2Py & Sahana:

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.