I recommend using virtualenv, but nothing prevents you installing it into the root system
When installing this package, it will build the MySQL and Postgres clients. So you'll need the necessary headers, plus gcc on your machine.
For Ubuntu, run the following:
sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev libpq-dev python-dev \ build-essential
Download the latest package from http://www.github.com/exhuma/pickup I recommend using the latest tagged version, but if you want bleeding edge, you may also download the "master" branch.
untar the package:
tar xzf exhuma-pickup-<version number+hash>.tar.gz
enter the folder:
cd exhuma-pickup-<version number+hash>
If you don't have virtualenv, run the following:
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools && easy_install virtualenv
create a virtualenv:
virtualenv --no-site-packages /path/to/your/env
activate the environment:
run the installer:
python setup.py install
The script is now installed in you system's binary path as "pickup". When using virtualenv, this will be /path/to/your/env/bin, otherwise it will most likely be /usr/local/bin
You may now deactivate the virtualenv by entering "deactivate". In the future it will no longer be necessary to activate the environment manually. The executable script will run automatically in the proper environment.
To see if everything worked as expected, you may run:
or simply (if it's on your $PATH):
Please see the official docs at http://exhuma.github.com/pickup/ for more information!