• Root Privileges. Ability to assume user with root privileges or access such privileges via sudo
  • Python3-support via Operating System Packages. Dependencies on various operating system packages available from official Linux distribution’s repository. You can view os package dependencies with the following command once buildpy is installed:
  • Bash 4.1 or higher. No preexisting python implementation is required. buildpy is written in bash.

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Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Ubuntu Variants

Method 1: Install the debian-tools repository.

The easiest way to install buildpy is via the Debian-tools repository:

  1. Download the public key:

    $ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Install the repository:

    $ string='deb [arch=amd64] <distribution> main' ; \
      sudo echo $string > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-tools.list

    Where <distribution> is one of the following:

    • trusty: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.04 based Linux distributions
    • xenial: Ubuntu 16.04, 16.04 based Linux distributions
    • bionic: Ubuntu 18.04, 18.04 based Linux distributions
  3. Verify package repository installation

    $ apt list buildpy -a
  1. Update and install the package:

    $ sudo apt update  &&  sudo apt install buildpy
  2. Verify Installation. To verify a Debian (.deb) package installation:

    $ apt show buildpy

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Method 2: Install directly via .deb package.

If you do not want to install an additional repository on your local machine, you may instead download
and install the .deb package using the apt or apt-get package mangers.
  1. Download: the .deb installation package (v1.6.3 shown):

    $ wget
  2. Install via apt package manager:

    $ sudo apt install ./buildpy-1.6.3_amd64.deb


  • Installation of the .deb package will also install the debian-tools repository on your local machine. If you do not want this, please comment out the single line in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-tools.list.

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Redhat, CentOS, Fedora RPM-based Distributions

The easiest way to install buildpy on redhat-based Linux distributions is via the developer-tools package repository:

(Fedora Users: use dnf in place of yum below)

  1. Download and install the repo definition file

    $ sudo yum install wget
    $ wget
    $ sudo mv developer-tools.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/  &&  sudo chown 0:0 developer-tools.repo
  2. Update local repository cache

    $ sudo yum update -y
  3. Install buildpy os package

    $ sudo yum install buildpy
    rpm install

    rpm install

    Answer “y”:

    rpm install

    rpm install

  4. Verify Installation

    $ yum info buildpy

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