Clone the git repository or download either the
bdld-$version.whl archive to a directory of your liking.
It is not actually required to install the code. If you want to run the code without installing, you just need to put the source code somewhere (by e.g. extracting the tar.gz file) and can proceed with `usage`_. You then need to manually make sure that all the dependencies are installed.
If you want to install it, there are different possibilities:
use pip or wheel to install it globally
use the Makefile to install it in a virtual environment
Install globally with pip/wheel¶
If you have pip installed you can directly install the package to your global python library from the archive file. Using wheel is the newer (and faster) way, but requires additionally the wheel package.
Both (.tar.gz and .whl) can be installed with:
pip install $archive
Install in local environment with Makefile¶
You can use the Makefile to install it to a virtual environment with all the required packages. Just running:
in the root directory of the code should be enough to install it to a virtual environment under
It can be activated by typing
source .venv/bin/activated after which you should be able to use the bdld package.
More details about venv can be found in the official python docs.