Installing and using SkoolKit¶
There are various ways to install the latest stable release of SkoolKit:
from the zip archive or tarball available at skoolkit.ca
from the PPA for Ubuntu
from the copr repo for Fedora
If you choose the zip archive or tarball, note that SkoolKit can be used wherever it is unpacked: it does not need to be installed in any particular location. However, if you would like to install SkoolKit as a Python package, you can do so by following the instructions below.
To install SkoolKit as a Python package on Windows, open a command prompt, change to the directory where SkoolKit was unpacked, and run the following command:
> python3 -m pip install .
This will install the SkoolKit command scripts in C:\Python39\Scripts
(assuming you have installed Python in C:\Python39), which means you can
run them from anywhere (assuming you have added C:\Python39\Scripts to the
Path environment variable).
To install SkoolKit as a Python package on Linux/*BSD, open a terminal window, change to the directory where SkoolKit was unpacked, and run the following command as root:
# python3 -m pip install .
This will install the SkoolKit command scripts in /usr/local/bin (or some
other suitable location in your
PATH), which means you can run them from
Linux/*BSD v. Windows command line¶
Throughout this documentation, commands that must be entered in a terminal
window (‘Command Prompt’ in Windows) are shown on a line beginning with a
dollar sign (
$), like this:
$ some-script.py some arguments
On Windows, and on Linux/*BSD if SkoolKit has been installed as a Python
package (see above), the commands may be entered exactly as they are shown. On
Linux/*BSD, use a dot-slash prefix (e.g.
./some-script.py) if the script
is being run from the current working directory.