Documentation for Riak is available at http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest
The recommended version of Python for use with this client is Python 2.7.
You must have `Protocol Buffers`_ installed before you can install the Riak Client. From the Riak Python Client root directory, execute:
python setup.py install
There is an additional dependency on the Python package setuptools. Please install setuptools first, e.g. port install py27-setuptools for OS X and MacPorts.
To run the unit tests against a Riak server (with default TCP port configuration) on localhost, execute:
python setup.py test
If you don't have Riak Search enabled you can set the SKIP_SEARCH environment variable to skip that tests.
If your Riak server isn't running on localhost, use the environment variables RIAK_TEST_HOST and RIAK_TEST_HTTP_PORT and RIAK_TEST_PB_PORT=8087 to specify where to find the Riak server.