Installing Pwytter 0.8 on Linux Fedora 11

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.

2 Responses to “Installing Pwytter 0.8 on Linux Fedora 11”

  1. Lethe Says:

    Hello thanks both for the software and the guide, I’ve tried to install it but when I launch it tries to download setuptools it gives an error (truncated for brevity) like :

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “”, line 28, in
    File “/home/User/Desktop/pwytter-0.8/”, line 86, in use_setuptools

    I’ve tried the referenced URL and it fives a 404 error, I’ve even tried to download manually setuptools and copy it in the pwytter folder without success (it seems the setup simply ignores it…).

    Am I doing something wrong? Is there a workaround?

    Thanks in advance, Lethe.

  2. ocieoc Says:

    Worked fine, once I logged in!

    Needs a way to store a search.

    Thanks for your work.

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