Currently there are no pre-built packages but you can easily install Benji
pip. Furthermore there are two Docker images which each contain
a complete Benji installation. The
benji image is the easiest and fastest
way to test Benji but can also be used in production. See section Containerized Benji
for more information about the images.
This version of Ubuntu doesn’t have a current Python installation. But Python 3 can be installed via private repository:
apt-get update apt-get install --no-install-recommends software-properties-common python-software-properties add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa apt-get update apt-get --no-install-recommends python3.6 python3.6-venv python3.6-dev git gcc
For more information about this Personal Package Archive (PPA) please see https://launchpad.net/~deadsnakes/+archive/ubuntu/ppa.
A recent version of Python 3 is included in the EPEL repository:
yum install -y epel-release yum install -y python36-devel python36-pip python36-libs python36-setuptools
Fedora 27 and up¶
The distribution includes a supported version of Python 3. Make sure to install the latest available update.
The distribution includes a supported version of Python 3. Benji is also available through the official repositories of openSUSE Tumbleweed. For older, versioned releases of openSUSE you need to add the devel project:
zypper ar obs://Archiving:Backup ab-benji zypper ref
Then you can install it via:
zypper in benji
Common to All Distributions¶
After installing a recent Python version, it is now time to install Benji and its dependencies:
# Create new virtual environment python3.6 -m venv /usr/local/benji # Activate it (your shell prompt should change) . /usr/local/benji/bin/activate # Alternative A: Install a specific released version from PyPI (0.4.0) pip install benji==0.4.0 # Alternative B: Install the latest released version from PyPI pip install benji # Alternative C: Install the latest version from the master branch of the Git repository pip install git+https://github.com/elemental-lf/benji
If you want to use certain features of Benji you need to install additional dependencies:
s3: AWS S3 object storage support
b2: Backblaze’s B2 Cloud object storage support
compression: Compression support
readcache: Disk caching support
You can do this be specifying a comma delimited list of extra features in square brackets after the package URL:
pip install 'benji==0.2.0[compression,s3,readcache,b2]'
To upgrade an existing installation use the same command line but add the
It is recommended to install and use the compression feature for almost all use cases.