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Installing Pwytter 0.8 on Linux Fedora 11

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Thanks to Jean-Etienne, here are the detailed instructions:

I found Pwytter via an article from  and found it very interesting to try. I’m trying to install source of version 0.8 on a Linux Fedora 11. Here is how to install it on Fedora 11 from the command line:

  1. Download Pwytter, unzip it, enter directory pwytter-0.8
  2. Install ImageTK: as root, type “yum install python-imaging-tk”
  3. Install simplejson: as root, type “yum install python-simplejson”
  4. (optional) launch: python build
  5. launch: python install
  6. Complete the installation by copying some files (4 lines below, type as root too):

cp /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg
cp pwCache.pyc /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg
cp -r media/ /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg
cp -r theme/ /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg

Now you can launch pwytter from any user!
Hope this helps.