Installation of the OpenMTC SDK


  • Python (only version 2.7 is supported)

Note: Only the CPython implementation (the default interpreter) of Python has been tested. PyPy might work as well, possibly with some minor adjustments. Jython is known not to work since it lacks support for compiled extensions.

In order to install the gevent package, development headers for both python and libev as well as a C-Compiler and associated toolchain might be required. To install these along with the pip tool the following commands might be used:

Debian based systems (including Ubuntu):

$ sudo apt-get install python-pip libev-dev python-dev gcc make automake

Redhat based systems (including Fedora, Centos):

$ sudo yum install python-pip libev-devel python-devel gcc make automake

Additionally, some required Python packages need to be installed. The following command line should suffice to install the required packages:

$ pip2 install --user --requirement openmtc-open-source/openmtc-gevent/dependencies.txt


To install the OpenMTC SDK itself the following steps need to be performed:

Change to the SDK's distribution directory:

$ cd openmtc-open-source

Run the installer command:

$ sudo python install

Testing the Installation

The following command can be used to test if the OpenMTC SDK has been correctly installed:

$ python2 -c "import openmtc; import openmtc_app"

If the SDK has been installed correctly, this command will exit successfully (exit code 0) and not produce any output.