Anyblok Installation


To develop an AnyBlok project you need to make sure you have python >= 3.3 and a SGDB supported by SQLAlchemy. Also, don't forget to install Git

All this book was tested using Debian and PostgreSQL. Here is how to install all system dependencies on a Debian like operating system:

sudo apt-get install postgresql libpq-dev
sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-venv
sudo apt-get install git libffi-dev libssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libyaml-dev zlib1g-dev

Once your operating system and database engine are ready, it's time to create a Postgresql role for the project (Replace 'myusername') that matches your host user, at least you should be able to createdb/dropdb without errors:

createdb testws
dropdb testws

If you get some errors create a Postgresql role (it's up to you, you can set yourself as superuser at the same time):

sudo -u postgres createuser --createdb --superuser myusername

Virtual environment

We advice to use a python virtual environment. One of its main features is to make you able to develop different projects with different versions of libraries. This avoid conflict when 2 applications are depending on different versions of the same library.

Here is how to create the virtualenv and activate it.

python3 -m venv rooms-venv
source rooms-venv/bin/activate

Once activated, all python commands (like pip and so on) are launched in this context.

In all this book we assume you have activated your virtual environment. You can make sure of it by looking at the left of your terminal, its name is generally displayed.

(rooms-venv) yourname@mycomputer:~/anyblok$

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