There are multiple available options for installing
blobxfer. If you
only require the CLI functionality, then you can install via one of
If you require the
blobxfer data movement library, then you will
need to install the Python package from PyPI.
blobxfer is a pure Python package, however, some dependencies require a C
compiler and supporting libraries if there is no binary wheel for that
dependency and your platform. Please follow the pre-requisites section first
prior to invoking installation via
It is strongly recommended to use a 64-bit Python interpreter.
blobxfer has dependencies which require a C compiler if your platform does
not have pre-made binary wheels for these dependencies. Please follow the
instructions below for your platform. You will need to run the following
sudo or as root.
# for Python3 (recommended) apt-get update apt-get install -y build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python3-dev python3-pip # for Python2 apt-get update apt-get install -y build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python-dev python-pip
# for Python3 (recommended) yum install -y epel-release yum install -y python34 python34-devel gcc openssl-devel libffi-devel curl -fSsL https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3 # for Python2 yum install -y gcc openssl-devel libffi-devel python-devel curl -fSsL https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python
# for Python3 (recommended) zypper ref zypper -n in gcc libopenssl-devel libffi48-devel python3-devel curl -fSsL https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3 # for Python2 zypper ref zypper -n in gcc libopenssl-devel libffi48-devel python-devel curl -fSsL https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python
Mac OS X
Python 2.7 should come pre-installed. However, if you want to install
blobxfer for Python 3.5+ (recommended), please follow the steps outlined on
to ensure that you have the latest version of Python, a compiler and pip.
Please install at least Python 3.5 or later to avoid requiring a compiler. If you must use Python 2.7, you can download the necessary development headers and compiler from Microsoft. It is strongly recommended to use a 64-bit interpreter.
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Please follow the same instructions for the Linux distribution installed.
After the pre-requisite steps have been completed then install the blobxfer Python package:
# for Python3 pip3 install blobxfer # for Python2 pip install blobxfer
blobxfer is compatible with Python 2.7 and 3.4+. To install for Python 3
(which is recommended), some distributions may use
pip3 instead of
Installing into a virtual environment or your user area via
is recommended to avoid installation issues and conflicts with system-wide
Download an appropriate Release binary for your operating system. Pre-built binaries are not available for all platforms and architectures at this time.
Note that for the Linux pre-built binary, it may not work on all
distributions. If this is the case, please pick an alternate installation
method. After downloading the binary, make sure that the executable bit is
chmod +x prior to attempting to execute the file.
blobxfer is available on Docker Hub and can be retrieved with:
# Linux docker pull alfpark/blobxfer # Windows docker pull alfpark/blobxfer:latest-windows
Please note that when invoking the Docker image, you will need to ensure proper mapping of host to container mount points.