Required Software: Linux

The following packages will need to be installed on the system:

  • git
  • build-essential
  • python3.6-dev
  • python3.6-venv
  • openssl
  • libssl-dev
  • libevent-dev

On Debian-based systems, these can all be installed with the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential python3-dev python3-venv openssl libssl-dev libevent-dev git

On Ubuntu-based systems, available packages allow you to specify the python3 version, 3.6 or greater is required (Debian itself does not provide those packages).

On arm-based systems (including, but not limited to, Raspbian), you must also install libffi-dev, you can do this with:

sudo apt-get install libffi-dev

On Redhat or CENTOS systems, these can all be installed with the following command:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install make automake gcc gcc-c++ kernel-devel python3-devel openssl openssl-devel libevent-devel git


Python 3.6 or greater is required.

If you have an agent which requires the pyodbc package, install the following:

  • freetds-bin
  • unixodbc-dev

On Debian-based systems these can be installed with the following command:

sudo apt-get install freetds-bin  unixodbc-dev

On Redhat or CentOS systems, these can be installed from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository:

sudo yum install
sudo yum install freetds unixODBC-devel


The above command to install the EPEL repository is for Centos/Redhat 8. Change the number to match your OS version.

EPEL packages are included in Fedora repositories, so installing EPEL is not required on Fedora.

Possible issues

The /tmp directory must allow exec. This error could manifest itself during the building of gevent.

# Executing mount should have an entry like the following

tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)

To change the mount you can use the following code

# remount /tmp to allow exec
sudo mount -o remount,exec /tmp
# remount /tmp to disallow exec
sudo mount -o remount,noexec /tmp