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’.
Install via pip:
$ pip install softlayer
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: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
$ pip install .
For more information about working with the source, or contributing to the project, please see the Contribution Guide.