Preparing for installation on Ubuntu

  1. Python and basic development tools

    sudo apt-get install python3-dev gcc cython python-virtualenv
  2. Additional necessary packages for a Reahl installation

    sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt-dev zlib1g-dev libsqlite3-0

    The next step is to create a virtualenv.

  3. Chromedriver (optional)

    You do not need to install chromedriver in order to follow this tutorial. However, if you are going to use chromium for testing, you will need chromedriver.

    sudo apt-get install chromium-chromedriver

    You also need to adjust your PATH so that /usr/lib/chromium-browser is included. In your .bashrc, add the line:

    export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/chromium-browser


    In Ubuntu 14.4, the chromedriver binary is installed in /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromedriver, but it neglects setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH for it to work correctly. To correct this, create the file /etc/, with the following contents:


    Finally, run:

    sudo ldconfig

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