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more verbose requirements in docs

Signed-off-by: Erik Bernoth <>
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-Install the required Python packages::
+If you are running the ``apt`` packet manager you can install the requirements
+with the following command::
+ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-virtualenv texlive-full
+Otherwise you can maybe find other ways to install the following packages:
+* `Python 2 <>`_ (preinstalled on most systems)
+* `Setuptools <>`_
+ (look for the most up to date version)
+* `Virtualenv <>`_
+* `Tex Live <>`_
+Now create a virtualenv. This will help you to separate the requirements from
+this project from other Python projects you might have::
+ virtualenv venv
+ source ./venv/bin/activate
+.. note::
+ You can get out of the virtualenv by either closing the terminal or by
+ calling ``deactivate``.
+Then install the required Python packages::
pip install -r requirements.txt
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