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Deprecated

This project is no longer under active development.

You are encouraged to try out pyenv instead.

Overview

pythonbrew is a program to automate the building and installation of Python in the users $HOME.

pythonbrew is inspired by perlbrew and rvm.

Installation

The recommended way to download and install pythonbrew is to run these statements in your shell:

curl -kL http://xrl.us/pythonbrewinstall | bash

After that, pythonbrew installs itself to ~/.pythonbrew.

Please add the following line to the end of your ~/.bashrc:

[[ -s $HOME/.pythonbrew/etc/bashrc ]] && source $HOME/.pythonbrew/etc/bashrc

If you need to install pythonbrew into somewhere else, you can do that by setting a PYTHONBREW_ROOT environment variable:

export PYTHONBREW_ROOT=/path/to/pythonbrew
curl -kLO http://xrl.us/pythonbrewinstall
chmod +x pythonbrewinstall
./pythonbrewinstall

Readline Support

Python uses a library called readline to allow line editing and command history. If you use Python interactively, it is recommended to install both the readline library and its headers. Otherwise, the arrow keys won't work in the Python interactive shell.

On Debian and Ubuntu systems, the required package is called libreadline-dev. On Fedora, Red Hat, and CentOS, the package is called readline-devel. No extra packages are required on Arch or Gentoo.

The readline support package must be installed before Python in order to work properly.

For Systemwide(Multi-User) installation

If the install script is run as root, pythonbrew will automatically install into /usr/local/pythonbrew.

The pythonbrew will be automatically configured for every user on the system if you install as root.

After installation, where you would normally use sudo, non-root users will need to use sudopybrew:

sudopybrew install -v -j2 2.7.2

Usage

pythonbrew command [options]

Install some pythons:

pythonbrew install 2.7.2
pythonbrew install --verbose 2.7.2
pythonbrew install --test 2.7.2
pythonbrew install --test --force 2.7.2
pythonbrew install --configure="CC=gcc_4.1" 2.7.2
pythonbrew install --no-setuptools 2.7.2
pythonbrew install http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7/Python-2.7.2.tgz
pythonbrew install /path/to/Python-2.7.2.tgz
pythonbrew install /path/to/Python-2.7.2
pythonbrew install 2.7.2 3.2

Permanently use the specified python:

pythonbrew switch 2.7.2
pythonbrew switch 3.2

Use the specified python in current shell:

pythonbrew use 2.7.2

Runs a named python file against specified and/or all pythons:

pythonbrew py test.py
pythonbrew py -v test.py # Show verbose output
pythonbrew py -p 2.7.2 -p 3.2 test.py # Use the specified pythons

List the installed pythons:

pythonbrew list

List the available installation pythons:

pythonbrew list -k

Uninstall the specified python:

pythonbrew uninstall 2.7.2
pythonbrew uninstall 2.7.2 3.2

Remove stale source folders and archives:

pythonbrew cleanup

Upgrades pythonbrew to the latest version:

pythonbrew update
pythonbrew update --master
pythonbrew update --develop

Disable pythonbrew:

pythonbrew off

Create/Remove a symbolic link to python (in a directory on your $PATH):

pythonbrew symlink # Create a symbolic link, like "py2.7.2", for each installed version
pythonbrew symlink -p 2.7.2
pythonbrew symlink pip # Create a symbolic link to the specified script in bin directory
pythonbrew symlink -r # Remove a symbolic link
pythonbrew symlink -v foo # Create a symbolic link to the specified virtual environment python in bin directory

Runs the buildout with specified or current using python:

pythonbrew buildout
pythonbrew buildout -p 2.6.6

Create isolated python environments (uses virtualenv):

pythonbrew venv init
pythonbrew venv create proj
pythonbrew venv list
pythonbrew venv use proj
pythonbrew venv delete proj
pythonbrew venv rename proj proj2
pythonbrew venv clone proj proj2

Show version:

pythonbrew version

COMMANDS

install <version>
Build and install the given version of python. Install setuptools and pip automatically.
switch <version>
Permanently use the specified python as default.
use <version>
Use the specified python in current shell.
py <python file>
Runs a named python file against specified and/or all pythons.
list
List the installed all pythons.
list -k <version>
List the available install pythons.
uninstall <version>
Uninstall the given version of python.
cleanup
Remove stale source folders and archives.
update
Upgrades pythonbrew to the latest version.
off
Disable pythonbrew.
symlink
Create/Remove a symbolic link to python (in a directory on your $PATH)
buildout
Runs the buildout with specified or current using python.
venv
Create isolated python environments (uses virtualenv)
version
Show version.
See more details below
pythonbrew help <command>

LICENCE

The MIT License

Copyright (c) <2010-2012> <utahta>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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