2. Installation

Installation can be done in various ways. The simplest form uses pip or easy_install. Either one will work:

pip install rsa
easy_install rsa

Depending on your system you may need to use sudo pip or sudo easy_install.

Installation from source is also quite easy. Download the source and then type:

python setup.py install

or if that doesn’t work:

sudo python setup.py install

The sources are tracked in our Git repository at Github. It also hosts the issue tracker.

2.1. Dependencies

Python-RSA has very few dependencies. As a matter of fact, to use it you only need Python itself. Loading and saving keys does require an extra module, though: pyasn1. If you used pip or easy_install like described above, you should be ready to go.

2.2. Development dependencies

In order to start developing on Python-RSA you need a bit more. Use pip to install the development requirements in a virtual environment:

virtualenv -p /path/to/your-python-version python-rsa-venv
. python-rsa-venv/bin/activate
pip install -r python-rsa/requirements.txt

Once these are installed, use Git to get a copy of the source:

hg clone https://github.com/sybrenstuvel/python-rsa.git
python setup.py develop