2. Installing aws-auth-helper¶
aws-auth-helper is available in various packaged and non-packaged forms :
- source code repository access
- source release packages (tarball and zip formats)
- Python eggs
You can also build your own RPM packages, using bdist_rpm with setup.py available in the source tarball.
2.1. Locating the software¶
aws-auth-helper is available directly from the public git source code repository.
Details on how to check out the source code can be found here :
Official milestone releases can be found here :
2.2. Source Release Packages¶
Download the latest release tarball/zip file and extract it to a temporary location or check out the source from the code hosting site into a local working copy directory.
Run the setup file in the root directory like this:
python setup.py install
This automatically places the required files in the
directory of the Python version you used to run the setup script, may be
part of a virtualenv or similar.
2.3. Python Eggs¶
You can build and install eggs with aws-auth-helper using the
file provided in the source distribution.
All the usual commands are supported e.g.:
python setup_egg.py develop python setup_egg.py bdist_egg ...
This requires that you install distribute or setuptools which is not part of the Python standard library.
See the following URL for details :-
setuptools(old) - http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools
setuptools is now very long in the tooth and full of bugs! Just use distribute, or pip instead.
Download and install the latest easy_install script and run the following command
This will go to the Python Package Index and automatically find the appropriate version of aws-auth-helper for your Python setup.
Alternatively, you can use pip instead of easy_install.
Just download the latest version of pip from PyPI found here - http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip and run the following command
pip install aws-auth-helper
2.4. Final Words¶
Always be sure you verify your downloads against the checksums on the code hosting site’s download page!