Installing the internetarchive library globally on your system can be done with pip:
$ sudo pip install internetarchive
or, with easy_install:
$ sudo easy_install internetarchive
Either of these commands will install the internetarchive Python library and ia command-line tool on your system.
Note: Some versions of Mac OS X come with Python libraries that are required by internetarchive (e.g. the Python package six). This can cause installation issues. If your installation is failing with a message that looks something like:
OSError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted: '/var/folders/bk/3wx7qs8d0x79tqbmcdmsk1040000gp/T/pip-TGyjVo-uninstall/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/six-1.4.1-py2.7.egg-info'
You can use the --ignore-installed parameter in pip to ignore the libraries that are already installed, and continue with the rest of the installation:
$ sudo pip install --ignore-installed internetarchive
More details on this issue can be found here: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/3165
If you don’t want to, or can’t, install the package system-wide you can use virtualenv to create an isolated Python environment.
First, make sure virtualenv is installed on your system. If it’s not, you can do so with pip:
$ sudo pip install virtualenv
$ sudo easy_install virtualenv
Or your systems package manager, apt-get for example:
$ sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv
Once you have virtualenv installed on your system, create a virtualenv:
$ mkdir myproject $ cd myproject $ virtualenv venv New python executable in venv/bin/python Installing setuptools, pip............done.
Activate your virtualenv:
$ . venv/bin/activate
Install internetarchive into your virtualenv:
$ pip install internetarchive
Binaries are also available for the ia command-line tool:
$ curl -LOs https://archive.org/download/ia-pex/ia $ chmod +x ia
Binaries are generated with PEX. The only requirement for using the binaries is that you have Python installed on a Unix-like operating system.
For more details on the command-line interface please refer to the README, or ia help.
Internetarchive is actively developed on GitHub.
You can either clone the public repository:
$ git clone git://github.com/jjjake/internetarchive.git
Download the tarball:
$ curl -OL https://github.com/jjjake/internetarchive/tarball/master
Or, download the zipball:
$ curl -OL https://github.com/jjjake/internetarchive/zipball/master
Once you have a copy of the source, you can install it into your site-packages easily:
$ python setup.py install