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Install Sakia for developpers

Windows install

  • Download and install vcredist2015
  • Download and install Miniconda.
  • Download and install Git and add the binaries path to your PATH variable
  • Download and install Qt 5.6 for your architecture (msvc2015_64 for 64 bits, msvc2015 for 32 bits)
  • Open Conda console then : conda update --yes conda
  • Restart Conda console then :
conda config --add channels inso/channel/sakia
conda create -n sakia-env python=3.5 pyqt5 libsodium=1.0.3
activate sakia-env
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install pyinstaller
  • To run sakia, you have to export the following variable in your conda console :
SET PYTHONPATH=[Path to sakia dir]\\src;%PYTHONPATH%
  • Then :
python src/sakia/

Linux & Macos (Pyenv install)

Linux System dependencies

sudo dnf install libsodium qt5-qtsvg python3-qt5 qt5-qttools \
qt5-qttools-devel python3-qt5-devel qtchooser openssl-devel zfstream-devel \
readline-devel sqlite-devel gcc-c++ \
qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtsvg-devel

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/lrelease-qt5 /usr/bin/lrelease
Ubuntu 14.04+ install
sudo apt-get install curl qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libqt5svg5-dev libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev autoconf automake libtool

64 bits:

  sudo dpkg -i libsodium13_1.0.1-1_amd64.deb

32 bits:

 sudo dpkg -i libsodium13_1.0.1-1_i386.deb
Install pyenv on your home:
  • Linux :
curl -L | bash

Add in ~/.bash_profile, in ~/.bashrc on Fedora:

export PATH="$HOME/.pyenv/bin:$PATH"
eval "$(pyenv virtualenv-init -)"
eval "$(pyenv init -)"
export PYENV_ROOT="$HOME/.pyenv"

Restart your terminal.

MacOS system dependencies

Install the following brew packages :

brew install wget
brew install libsodium
## Ensure your brew QT version is up to date. (brew install qt -> qt 4.8)
brew install qt5
brew link --force qt5
## Install pyenv
brew install pyenv
brew install pyenv-virtualenv

After installation, you'll need to add :

eval "$(pyenv init -)"
eval "$(pyenv virtualenv-init -)"

to your profile (as stated in the caveats displayed by Homebrew — to display them again, use brew info pyenv). You only need to add that to your profile once.

If you are running El Capitan (MacOS 10.10), you'll need to run xcode-select --install

Pyenv environment

Build python 3.5.4

Building python 3.5.4 requires libraries of openssl and sqlite3. On Ubuntu, install it using the following commands :

apt-get update
apt-get install libssl-dev
apt-get install libsqlite3-dev

Restart your shell then prepare your virtualenv:

On GNU/Linux: PYTHON_CONFIGURE_OPTS="--enable-shared" pyenv install 3.5.4
On MacOS: env PYTHON_CONFIGURE_OPTS="--enable-framework" pyenv install 3.5.4


pyenv shell 3.5.4
pyenv virtualenv sakia-env

Build Sakia:

Download Sakia
git clone
Go to dev branch
cd sakia && git checkout dev
Configure your PYTHONPATH environment variable

On Linux, you'll need buildable python-dbus and notify2 :

pyenv local sakia-env
pip install PyQt5
pip install -U git+
pip install notify2

To build sakia dependencies, go in sakia directory then :

pip install -r requirements.txt --upgrade
pip install pyinstaller
pyenv rehash
Run Sakia ressources generator
Run Sakia translations generator
Build Sakia as a binary
pyinstaller sakia.spec
Run Sakia build
Run Sakia from sources
cd src && python sakia/


You could find cache repositories on Unix at ~/.conf/sakia and on Windows at %APPDATA%\sakia.