Installation

Requirements

Packages

Python Version

Crab server
Has been tested on Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2.
Client library and utilities
Works with Python 2.4 in addition to the above versions (but may require the pytz and simplejson packages also to be installed).

Installation

The Crab server, clients and libraries can be installed as follows:

python setup.py install

If necessary, the --install-data option can be used to configure the location in which the templates (templ), resources (res) and example files (doc) should be installed.

To run Crab without installing it, and if any of the Python dependencies listed above can not be installed, they can be symlinked into the lib directory in the following locations:

lib/cherrypy
lib/crontab
lib/mako

The jQuery JavaScript library should be copied or symlinked into Crab’s res directory as:

res/jquery.js

To use Font Awesome icons, copy or symlink its webfonts directory into Crab’s res directory, and also place its stylesheets inside that subdirectory, giving:

res/webfonts/fontawesome.css
res/webfonts/solid.css
res/webfonts/fa-*.*

Note that Font Awesome is not backward compatible between major version numbers. Crab now uses version 6 of Font Awesome.

To use ansi_up to interpret ANSI color commands in cron job output, copy or symlink the ansi_up.js file into Crab’s res directory:

res/ansi_up.js