Installation for development


The requirements listed for a pip installation are also applicable. See this page.

Installation from the git repository

This procedure is the recommended one if you want to be able to hack the code base. For only installing, see this page.

  • Clone the Alignak repository:

    $ git clone
    $ cd alignak
  • Install with python pip (sudo needed):

    # Install requirements for development and tests
    $ sudo ./tests/
    # Install Alignak in develop mode
    $ sudo pip install -e .
        Successfully installed ...


that installing with root/sudo credentials is needed because some scripts are created in the /usr/local/bin directory. The drawback is that some files are owned by the root user…