Installation

Debian

This package is supported by the Weboob Team.

A stable package is available in Debian Wheezy.

You can now install weboob and its applications:

# apt-get install weboob weboob-qt

If you only want the console applications, you can just use:

# apt-get install weboob

And if you only want the core library and utilities:

# apt-get install python-weboob-core

Ubuntu Quantal

This package is supported by the Weboob Team.

A stable package is available in Ubuntu Quantal, imported from Debian.

The instructions are the same as Debian.

For other versions of Ubuntu, you should probably not use the package included in the distribution. The Weboob 0.f in saucy it outdated and unmaintened.

Gentoo

This package is supported by the Weboob Team.

There is an official package.

# emerge -av --autounmask-write weboob

It is also available in the laurentb overlay, which is guaranteed to have the latest version and fixes.

# layman -a laurentb
# emerge -av --autounmask-write weboob::laurentb

It will only install the core and console utilities if you don't set the X USE flag.

Arch Linux

This package is not supported by the Weboob Team.

A stable package is available in the AUR.

A development package is also available.

Mandriva

These instructions might not be up to date.

Instructions in French: http://wiki.mandriva.com/fr/Weboob

Windows

An installer is available for the last stable version, on the Files page. It works only on Windows 32 bits.

Note that Weboob on Windows is less tested than on Linux.

From sources

Release tarballs

Get the latest tarball on the Files page

Git

Stable branch

The stable branch is the latest release of weboob with additional fixes.

$ git clone git://git.symlink.me/pub/weboob/stable.git

Development branch

To get the latest features or to contribute to Weboob.

$ git clone git://git.symlink.me/pub/weboob/devel.git

Installation instructions

Since there are many dependencies, when you install from sources, you have to handle them by hand, according to your distribution.

The requirements are provided in setup.py, except for:

  • gpgv (for secure updates). If not packaged alone, it should be in gnupg or gpg.
  • PyQt4 (python-qt4) for graphical applications.
  • For more performance, ensure you have libyaml and simplejson installed.

Some modules may have more dependencies.

All installation procedures allow you to chose whether you want graphical applications. Add --no-qt --no-xdg to disable them; --qt --xdg to enable them.

User installation

There is a way to install weboob locally without messing with your system. Run ./tools/local_install.sh as your local user.

$ ./tools/local_install.sh ~/bin

The scripts are copied to ~/bin.

System installation (discouraged)

The install mode copies files to the Python system-wide packages directory (for example /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages for Python 2.6, or /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages for Python 2.7).

# ./setup.py install

Scripts are copied to /usr/bin.

Development mode

This does not actually install anything, but lets you run Weboob from the source code, while also using the modules from that source. This is only recommended if using the git source and not a release.

$ ./tools/local_run.sh APPLICATION COMMANDS

For example, instead of running videoob -b youtube search plop, you would run:

$ ./tools/local_run.sh videoob -b youtube search plop