Installation notes for Amara

Instructions on this page are generally for UNIX-like systems. For other platforms, see:


Python 2.5/2.6/2.7 are required. Python 3.x is not yet supported. Make sure the Python was built with --enable-unicode=ucs4. You can check this as follows:

python -c 'import sys; print "ucs4" if sys.maxunicode > 2<<15 else "ucs2"'

Which should print "ucs4". If it says "ucs2", Amara should install and work, but you might run into problems if you make sophisticated use of non-Latin characters.

Make sure you're set up to build C code (e.g. Mac users install XCode and Linux users use something like aptitude install build-essential python-pip python-dev) then you can use pip as follows:


Setting up a user virtual Python environment

Set up Virtualenv` with distribute.

Download, then install it:

mkdir -p ~/.local/venv/main
python --distribute --unzip-setuptools $HOME/.local/venv/main

This also installs pip

Setting up the environment

Run the following once and also add it to `~/.bashrc`:

[uche@web21 ~]$ source $HOME/.local/venv/main/bin/activate
(.local)[uche@web21 ~]$ 

This will make sure the virtual Python executable comes before the main system-wide one.

Installing Amara

pip install -i Amara

What's next?

Check out the: Amara/Tutorial

Amara/Install (last edited 2012-02-13 17:51:39 by UcheOgbuji)