Thank you for trying duplicity. To install, run:

python install

The build process can be also be run separately:

python build

If you want to use python 3 replace python with python3

The default prefix is /usr, so files are put in /usr/bin, /usr/share/man/, etc. An alternate prefix can be specified using the –prefix= option. For example:

python install --prefix=/usr/local
export PYTHONPATH='/usr/local/lib/python.x/site-packages/'
/usr/local/bin/duplicity -V`


If you install from the source package, you will also need:

Install python modules by performing the following command in duplicity’s root directory:

pip install -r requirements.txt


pip3 install -r requirements.txt

if you’re using python3


For more information on downloading duplicity’s source code from the code repository and developing for duplicity, see README-REPO.


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