Installation

What’s Included

When you install softlayer-python you you will get the following:

  • a python package called ‘SoftLayer’ (casing is important) available in your python path.
  • a command-line client placed in your system path named ‘slcli’.

Using Pip

Install via pip:

$ pip install softlayer

Debian/Ubuntu

For Debian “jessie” (currently testing) and Ubuntu 14.04, official system packages are available. These are typically a couple versions behind so it is recommended to install from pypi if problems are encountered.

$ sudo apt-get install python-softlayer

From Source

The project is developed on GitHub, at https://github.com/softlayer/softlayer-python.

Install from source via pip (requires git):

$ pip install git+git://github.com/softlayer/softlayer-python.git

You can clone the public repository:

$ git clone [email protected]:softlayer/softlayer-python.git

Or, Download the tarball:

$ curl -OL https://github.com/softlayer/softlayer-python/tarball/master

Or, download the zipball:

$ curl -OL https://github.com/softlayer/softlayer-python/zipball/master

Once you have a copy of the source you can install it with one of the following commands:

$ python setup.py install

Or:

$ pip install .

For more information about working with the source, or contributing to the project, please see the Contribution Guide.