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Python prerequisites

In order to be able to run a Python application for ONEm on your machine please make sure you have installed the following:

  • Python (v3.7 or above)
  • git
  • ngrok
  • optionally, an IDE that supports Python language if you want to edit the source code

Install git

Run the following command in your terminal

  • Debian:

    $ sudo apt-get install git
  • Centos:

    $ sudo yum install git
  • Mac OS:

    $ brew install git

Install python >= 3.7

Developing a ONEm application requires at least python 3.7. Not to mess up with your other projects that might need a different python version, we suggest using pyenv.

Install Python dependencies:

Before you install pyenv itself, you need to install some dependencies that are required because pyenv installs Python by building from source. Here's what you need to do.

  • Debian:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall python-dev \
                           python-setuptools python-pip python-smbus
    $ sudo apt-get install libncursesw5-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev
    $ sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev
    $ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev openssl
  • Centos:

    $ sudo yum install zlib-devel bzip2 bzip2-devel readline-devel sqlite \
                       sqlite-devel openssl-devel xz xz-devel libffi-devel
  • Mac OS:

    $ brew install openssl readline sqlite3 xz zlib

    When running Mojave you will also need to install the additional SDK headers:

    $ xcode-select --install

    You'll then receive:

    $ xcode-select: note: install requested for command line developer tools

    and be prompted in a window to update Xcode Command Line tools. After the update is completed, open a new terminal window and type:

    $ sudo installer -pkg /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/Packages/macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg -target /

Install pyenv:

  • Debian

    $ curl | bash

    Restart your shell so the path changes take effect. See pyenv-installer for more info.

  • Mac os:

    $ brew install pyenv

    Add pyenv initializer to shell startup script

    $ echo 'eval "$(pyenv init -)"' >> ~/.bash_profile

    Reload your profile

    $ source ~/.bash_profile

Install python 3.7 or above using pyenv


$ pyenv install 3.7.0

Install virtualenvwrapper for an easier virtual environment management

Follow the instructions here

Install ngrok

If you are planning to run the application on your local machine, please download and install ngrok as described on the official website.

Install an IDE

If you don't already have a preferred IDE, there is plenty you can choose from. Here is a list of IDEs in no particular order: