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The following examples assume the home directory is /home/dataman and the project path is /home/dataman/n6.

Installation of n6 Components

Shell user

First, change the shell user to dataman:

$ su - dataman

Obtaining the source code

Being logged in as dataman, with this user’s home directory as the current working directory, clone the n6 Git repository (to /home/dataman/n6):

$ git clone n6

Installing specific python version

If you already have Python 3.9 installed skip this step.

Download Python:

$ wget

Once the download is complete, extract the gzipped archive:

$ tar -xf Python-3.9.2.tgz

Create makefiles

$ cd Python-3.9.2
$ ./configure --enable-optimizations

Start build process

$ make -j $(nproc)

Run install script as root (use altinstall to not overwrite the default system python3 binary)

$ make altinstall

Check if Python was installed properlly

$ python3.9 --version

Virtualenv initialization

Create and activate a new Python virtualenv, let us call it env_py3k;

If you installed Python 3.9 use:

$ virtualenv --python="/usr/local/bin/python3.9" /home/dataman/env_py3k
$ source /home/dataman/env_py3k/bin/activate


$ virtualenv /home/dataman/env_py3k
$ source /home/dataman/env_py3k/bin/activate

Check the python version being used:

$ python --version
Python 3.9.**

Running setup scripts of n6 packages

For the typical installation of n6 Python packages, run the script in the cloned n6 directory, with names of packages (names of parent directories of packages) as its arguments:

(env_py3k)$ cd /home/dataman/n6
(env_py3k)$ pip install setuptools==68.1.0
(env_py3k)$ ./ N6Lib N6SDK N6DataPipeline N6DataSources N6RestApi N6Portal N6AdminPanel N6BrokerAuthApi;


You can add the -a develop argument to run the script in the develop mode. In this mode a link file to each package is created in your site-packages directory. Then, every change in code is reflected immediately, without having to install the affected package again.

After successful installation, try the autocomplete option to reveal a list of n6 components:

(env_py3k)$ n6  # <- try the TAB key directly after typing "n6" to see the results of autocompletion