Installing aiocoap

In most situations, it is recommended to install the latest released version of aiocoap. If you do not use a distribution that has aiocoap packaged, or if you use Python’s virtual environments, this is done with

$ pip3 install --upgrade "aiocoap[all]"

If pip3 is not available on your platform, you can manually download and unpack the latest .tar.gz file from the Python package index and run

$ ./setup.py install

Development version

If you want to play with aiocoap’s internals or consider contributing to the project, the suggested way of operation is getting a Git checkout of the project:

$ git clone https://github.com/chrysn/aiocoap

You can then use the project from that location, or install it with

$ pip3 install --upgrade ".[all,docs]"

If you need to install the latest development version of aiocoap but do not plan on editing (eg. because you were asked in the course of a bug report to test something against the latest aiocoap version), you can install it directly from the web:

$ pip3 install --upgrade "git+https://github.com/chrysn/aiocoap#egg=aiocoap[all]"

With the -e option, that is also a viable option if you want to modify aiocoap and pip’s choice of checkout directories is suitable for you.