polib requires python 2.5 or higher.
There are several ways to install polib:
- Automatically, via a package manager.
- Manually, by downloading a copy of the release package and installing it yourself.
- Manually, by performing a Mercurial checkout of the latest code.
Automatic installation via a package manager¶
Using pip, type:
pip install polib
Using easy_install, type:
It is also possible that your operating system distributor provides a packaged version of polib. Consult your operating system’s package list for details, but be aware that third-party distributions may be providing older versions of polib, and so you should consult the documentation which comes with your operating system’s package.
Manual installation from a downloaded package¶
If you prefer not to use an automated package installer, you can download a copy of polib and install it manually. The latest release package can be downloaded from polib’s page on the Python Package Index.
Once you’ve downloaded the package, unpack it, this will create the directory polib-X-Y-Z, which contains the setup.py installation script. From a command line in that directory, type:
python setup.py install
On some systems you may need to execute this with administrative privileges (e.g., sudo python setup.py install).
Manual installation from a Mercurial checkout¶
To obtain the latest code and documentation, you’ll need to have Mercurial installed, at which point you can type:
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/izi/polib/
This will create a copy of the polib Mercurial repository on your computer; you can then add the polib.py file to your Python import path, or use the setup.py script to install as a package.