Installing hypatia

How To Install

You will need Python version 2.6 or better to run hypatia. Development of hypatia is done primarily under Python 2.7, so that version is recommended. It does not run under Python 3.X.


To succesfully install hypatia, you will need an environment capable of compiling Python C code. See the documentation about installing, e.g. gcc and python-devel for your system. You will also need setuptools installed within your Python system in order to run the easy_install command.

It is advisable to install hypatia into a virtualenv in order to obtain isolation from any “system” packages you’ve got installed in your Python version (and likewise, to prevent hypatia from globally installing versions of packages that are not compatible with your system Python).

After you’ve got the requisite dependencies installed, you may install hypatia into your Python environment using the following command:

$ easy_install hypatia

What Gets Installed

When you easy_install hypatia and ZODB are installed.