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Python bindings for the Gammu library. Liberapay Bountysource PyPI




Copyright (C) 2003 - 2018 Michal Cihar

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.


You can install in a usual way for Python modules using setuptools, so use which is placed in the top level directory:

./ build
sudo ./ install

You can also install it using pip installer:

pip install python-gammu


To compile python-gammu, you need Gammu development files (usually shipped as libgammu-dev or gammu-devel in Linux distributions).

The location of the libraries is discovered using pkg-config, GAMMU_PATH environment variable and falls back to generic locations. In case it does not work, either install pkg-config or set GAMMU_PATH.

On Linux something like this should work:

GAMMU_PATH=/opt/gammu python build

On Windows:

python build


Please see included python documentation:

>>> import gammu
>>> help(gammu)

Alternatively you can use Sphinx to generate browsable version, which is also available on-line at <>.

Feedback and bug reports

Any feedback is welcome, see <> for information how to contact developers.