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Getting pypicache running on Ubuntu 10.04

Pypicache is a great way to host a local pypi repository.  Unfortunately, it took some time for me to get it working under Ubuntu 10.04.

Pypicache is written for 2.7+, and ubuntu 10.04 uses 2.6.  Lucikly, the only backwards incompatibility seems to be string formatting.  Sooooo, get a copy of pypicache source and fix all the string formatting in the py files under the pypicache directory (alternatively, clone this: https://github.com/demelziraptor/pypicache – might be out of date so check first)

Then, while in the directory with your copy of pypicache, run pip install -r requirements.txt –use-mirrors
(Or ‘make init’ if you don’t mind it downloading all the dev requirements too.)

Then ‘make runserver’ to run the server in debug mode, with the target directory /tmp/pypicache

Test the server runs ok and you can use for whatever you want to use it for (in my case, a pip proxy).  Then you can run it using ‘PYTHONPATH=. python -m pypicache.main /tmp/mypackages’

Paramiko on Ubuntu 10.04: GMP or MPIR library not found

Getting the following error when trying to install paramiko on Ubuntu 10.04 (python 2.6.5) with pip – because of pycrypto dependancy:

warning: GMP or MPIR library not found; Not building Crypto.PublicKey._fastmath

Googling this problem leads to lots of results from Mac users, not to much from Ubuntu users. I don’t have this issue on Ubuntu 11.04 (python 2.7), so I assume it’s the python version.

To fix:

apt-get install python-dev

Then try again!

Installing python pip on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Just a notice; if you try to apt-get install pip, it will get the wrong package.
If you try to apt-get install python-pip, it will get a very old version of pip.
Best thing to do; download and install manually: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip

Ubuntu 11.04 does not have this problem.

 

**UPDATE**

Alternatively, use apt-get install python-pip
Then upgrade it:
pip install –upgrade pip
If you do pip –version, it will probably still show 0.3.1
apt-get puts pip into /usr/bin/pip, and upgrading adds the new version to /usr/local/bin/pip (if I remember correctly), so what you can do:
mv /usr/bin/pip /usr/bin/pip-0.3.1
pip –version again should show you 1.2.1, or whatever the latest version is