Building Tahoe-LAFS on Windows¶
If you are looking to hack on the source code or run pre-release code, we recommend you create a virtualenv instance and install Tahoe-LAFS into that:
Make sure you have Powershell installed. See PowerShell installation.
Install the latest version of Python 3. Download the .exe file at the python website.
Open the installer by double-clicking it. Select the Add Python to PATH check-box, then click Install Now.
Start PowerShell and enter the following command to verify python installation:
pip install --user virtualenv
Create a fresh virtualenv for your Tahoe-LAFS install using the following command:
venv is the name of the virtual environment in this example. Use any name for your environment.
Use pip to install Tahoe-LAFS in the virtualenv instance:
venv\Scripts\pip install tahoe-lafs
Verify installation by checking for the version:
If you do not want to use the full path, i.e.
venv\Scripts\tahoe everytime you want to run tahoe, you can:
Activate the virtualenv:
This will generate a subshell with a
$PATHthat includes the
$PATHto include the