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Self-contained IPython installation with all dependencies

Self-contained IPython installation with all dependencies

This is a self-contained source distribution of IPython with all its non-graphical dependencies, that installs in a single make call to your home directory (by default) or any location of your choice.

This distribution is meant for developer-type usage in Unix environments, it is not an easy way to get IPython working on Windows, since it assumes the presence of a working compiler and development tools.

Currently, the distribution contains:

ipython-0.9.1.tar.gz
pyOpenSSL-0.6.tar.gz
zope.interface-3.4.1.tar.gz
Twisted-8.1.0.tar.bz2
foolscap-0.3.1.tar.gz
nose-0.10.3.tar.gz

Usage

Download the single tarball where this README file lives and unpack it. If your system is already configured as described below, these lines will do the whole job:

wget http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/alldeps/ipython-alldeps-0.9.1.tar
tar xf ipython-alldeps-0.9.1.tar
cd ipython-alldeps-0.9.1
make

If all goes well, then just type:

iptest

to run IPython's test suite.

It is meant to be used in an environment where you have your $PATH, $PYTHONPATH, etc variables properly configured, so that the installation of packages can be made with (using ~/usr/local as an example):

python setup.py install --prefix=~/usr/local

For an explanation of how to do this, see below.

You can configure the default prefix used by editing the file pkginstall.cfg, where you can also override the python version used for the process. If your system is configured in this manner, you can simply type:

make

and this will build and install all of IPython's non-graphical dependencies on your system, assuming you have Python, a compiler, the Python headers and the SSL headers available.

Environment configuration

Below is an example of what to put in your ~/.bashrc file to configure your environment as described in this document, in a reasonably portable manner that takes 64-bit operating systems into account:

# For processor dependent config
MACHINE=$(uname -m)

# Python version information
PYVER=$(python -ESV 2>&1)
PYVER_MINOR=${PYVER#Python }
PYVER_MAJOR=${PYVER_MINOR:0:3}

function export_paths {
    # Export useful paths based on a common prefix

    # Input: a path prefix

    local prefix=$1
    local pp
    local lp
    local pypath=python${PYVER_MAJOR}/site-packages

    # Compute paths with 64-bit specifics
    if [[ $MACHINE == "x86_64" ]]; then
        lp=$prefix/lib64:$prefix/lib
        pp=$prefix/lib64/$pypath:$prefix/lib/$pypath
    else
        lp=$prefix/lib
        pp=$prefix/lib/$pypath
    fi

    # Set paths based on given prefix
    export PATH=$prefix/bin:$PATH
    export CPATH=$prefix/include:$CPATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$lp:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export LIBRARY_PATH=$lp:$LIBRARY_PATH
    export PYTHONPATH=$pp:$PYTHONPATH
}

# Actually call the export function to set the paths.  If you want more than
# one such prefix, note that the call *prepends* the new prefix to the
# existing paths, so later calls take priority.

export_paths $HOME/usr/local