Installing Websauna


Websauna is a Python package and requires a number of dependencies.

External dependencies

To run Websauna on your local computer you need

Installing dependencies on OSX

Install XCode.

Install Homebrew.

Install Python 3.5, Redis, PostgreSQL:

brew install postgresql redis python3 libxml2

Make sure PostgreSQL and Redis are started on your computer:

brew services start postgresql
brew services start redis

Then you can see them:

brew services list

# ...
Name         Status  User Plist
postgresql   started moo  /Users/mikko/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.postgresql.plist
redis        started moo  /Users/mikko/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.redis.plist

Make sure python3 command points to Python 3.5:

python3.5 --version

Should give you:

Python 3.5.0

If it shows a different version use brew switch command to upgrade

brew upgrade python3
brew link python3 --overwrite

Installing dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04

The following install commands apply for Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.04 only (for example newer Ubuntus come with up-to-date PostgreSQL).

Install the packages with following command:

sudo apt install \
    git \
    build-essential \
    libfreetype6-dev \
    libncurses5-dev \
    libxml2-dev \
    libxslt1-dev \
    libjpeg-dev \
    libpng12-dev \
    libffi-dev \
    gettext \
    python-virtualenv \

Install Python 3.5

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt -y install python3.5 python3.5-dev

Install Redis

sudo apt install redis-server

Install PostgreSQL

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'
wget --quiet -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.4 libpq-dev

Installing dependencies on openSUSE 13.2 and Leap 42.1

Install Redis

# as root
zypper install redis
cp -a /etc/redis/default.conf.example /etc/redis/default.conf
systemctl enable redis.service
systemctl start redis.service

For 13.2 we need an additional repository for PostgreSQL 9.4. If you have an older PostgreSQL running already, please check /usr/share/doc/packages/postgresql94/README.SUSE for database migration.

zypper ar -f

Install PostgreSQL 9.4

zypper install postgresql94-server postgresql94-devel postgresql94-contrib
systemctl enable postgresql.service
systemctl start postgresql.service

Installing Websauna Python package

In this guide we create a Python virtual environment where Websauna package and its Python package dependencies are installed.

Create myproject folder and enter into it:

mkdir myproject
cd myproject

Then create a virtual environment where installed Python packages will be located:

# This creates venv folder with Python environment for your project
python3.5 -m venv venv

# This will activate the environment for your current shell session
source venv/bin/activate

pip install "websauna[celery,utils,notebook]"

Alternatively, in the case you want to leave on a bleeding edge, you can install the latest master from GitHub. This is recommended for experienced Python developers only:

# Install GitHub development version of Websauna
pip install -e "git+[email protected]#egg=websauna[celery,utils,notebook]"