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Pygments requires at least Python 2.4 to work correctly. Just to clarify: there won't ever be support for Python versions below 2.4. However, there are no other dependencies.
Installing a released version
As a Python egg (via easy_install)
You can install the most recent Pygments version using easy_install:
sudo easy_install Pygments
This will install a Pygments egg in your Python installation's site-packages directory.
From the tarball release
- Download the most recent tarball from the download page
- Unpack the tarball
- sudo python setup.py install
Note that the last command will automatically download and install setuptools if you don't already have it installed. This requires a working internet connection.
This will install Pygments into your Python installation's site-packages directory.
Installing the development version
If you want to play around with the code
- Install Mercurial
- hg clone http://bitbucket.org/birkenfeld/pygments-main pygments
- cd pygments
- ln -s pygments /usr/lib/python2.X/site-packages
- ln -s pygmentize /usr/local/bin
As an alternative to steps 4 and 5 you can also do python setup.py develop which will install the package via setuptools in development mode.