Installing ScrumPy


Operating Systems

The current version of ScrumPy can be installed on Debian 8 (Jessie), Ubuntu 1404 (Trusty) or later and Centos 6. Debian 7 (Wheezy) will probably work, but may result in some loss of function and/or require manual intervention, Debian 6 (Squeeze) will only work with a lot of manual intervention and is deprecated. For installation on other Unix-like systems see these notes.


ScrumPy can also be installed natively on Windows 10. For a guide on this, see these notes. More to follow soon.


Installation on Mac's is planned for the second half of 2017.


ScrumPy requires python 2.7 or 2.8. Python 2.6 might work but is long obsolete and not reccomended. Python 3 is not currently supported.


Download the current tarball, unpack it and cd into the newly created ScrumPyXXXX directory (XXXX is the revision number). Then, as root, execute the script. This will install a number of prerequisite packages which may take some time depending on what is already installed. A number of extension C libraries will also be compiled that may take a little time and generate a fair ammount of verbiage on the terminal. As long as the last line looks something like:

 Makefails = []  this output can safely be ignored.

ScrumPy will now be installed in

 /usr/lib/python2.n/dist-packages/ScrumPy, and a start script installed in


ScrumPy can now be started by simply typing ScrumPy at the command line. A few diagnostic messages will appear in the terminal, but these are for information only (see note on SBML below) and not errors.

Further documentation continues here.

SBML support.

ScrumPy uses libsbml to to read/write sbml format file. If libsbml is present in your distributions repository it will be installed automatically, otherwise libsbml will need to be installed manually from source (with the python option).

None: ScrumPy/Installation (last edited 2017-05-15 15:40:37 by mark)