This section contains information about setting up a Tribler development environment on Linux systems.


First, install the required dependencies by executing the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install libav-tools libsodium18 libx11-6 python-apsw python-cherrypy3 python-cryptography python-decorator python-feedparser python-leveldb python-libtorrent python-matplotlib python-meliae python-m2crypto python-netifaces python-pil python-psutil python-pyasn1 python-scipy python-twisted python2.7 vlc python-chardet python-configobj python-pyqt5 python-pyqt5.qtsvg python-libnacl

Next, download the latest .deb file from here.

Installing the python-socks on Ubuntu >= 16.10

The python-pysocks package was renamed to python-socks in the Ubuntu repositories from version 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) onwards. Use the following command to resolve this dependency:

sudo apt-get install python-socks python-networkx python-libnacl

Installing libsodium13 and python-cryptography on Ubuntu 14.04

While installing libsodium13 and python-cryptography on a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install (possibly other versions as well), the situation can occur where the Ubuntu terminal throws the following error when trying to install the dependencies mentioned earlier in the README.rst:

E: Unable to locate package libsodium13 E: Unable to locate package python-cryptography

This means that the required packages are not directly in the available package list of Ubuntu 14.04.

To install the packages, the required files have to be downloaded from their respective websites.

For libsodium13, download libsodium13\_1.0.1-1\_<ProcessorType\>.deb from](

For python-cryptography, download python-cryptography\_0.8-1ubuntu2\_<ProcessorType\>.deb from

Installing the files Through terminal

After downloading files go to the download folder and install the files through terminal:

For amd64:

cd ./Downloads
dpkg -i libsodium13_1.0.1-1_amd64.deb
dpkg -i python-cryptography_0.8-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb

For i386:

cd ./Downloads
dpkg -i libsodium13_1.0.1-1_i386.deb
dpkg -i python-cryptography_0.8-1ubuntu2_i386.deb

Through file navigator:

Using the file navigator to go to the download folder and by clicking on the .deb files to have the software installer install the packages.

Now installing the list of dependencies should no longer throw an error.

If there are any problems with the guide above, please feel free to fix any errors or create an issue so we can look into it.

Arch Linux

Execute the following command in your terminal:

pacman -S libsodium libtorrent-rasterbar python2-pyqt5 qt5-svg phonon-qt5-vlc python2-apsw python2-cherrypy python2-cryptography python2-decorator python2-feedparser python2-chardet python2-m2crypto python2-netifaces python2-plyvel python2-twisted python2-configobj python2-matplotlib python2-networkx python2-psutil python2-scipy python2-libnacl