Installation by Binary (Experimental)


EXPERIMENTAL: This method is new and can be unstable. Added since 0.5.0.

1. Downloading binary

Download the binary from the last GitHub release page:

Make sure you download the pyplanet.exe or pyplanet (depending if you have Windows or Linux).

2. Make binary excutable (Linux)

This step is for Linux only!

You need to make sure you add the execution permission to the binary file.

chmod +x pyplanet

5. Setup Project

After installing PyPlanet on your system, you can’t yet start any instances because starting requires you to give up an settings module. You could either provide this with the start command or create a project directory with skeleton files.

We recommend using the init_project command to create a local project installation where you can install apps, keep PyPlanet and it’s apps up-to-date, provide settings through a useful settings module and provide as a wrapper so you never have to manually provide your settings module.

In the example bellow we will setup a project with the name canyon_server. The folder canyon_server will be created and skeleton files will be copied.

pyplanet init_project canyon_server

After setup your project, you have to install or update your dependencies from your local requirements.txt.

To upgrade your existing installation, see our Upgrading Guide.


If you use the virtual environment we installed in 3. Create environment for your installation, make sure you activate it before you install or update dependencies!

Head to the next step

Configure your PyPlanet installation now by going to the next chapter: Configuring PyPlanet.