Installation guide

akismet 1.0 is officially tested and supported on the following versions of Python:

  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.3
  • Python 3.4
  • Python 3.5
  • Python 3.6

Normal installation

The preferred method of installing akismet is via pip, the standard Python package-installation tool. If you don’t have pip, instructions are available for how to obtain and install it. If you’re using Python 2.7.9 or later (for Python 2) or Python 3.4 or later (for Python 3), pip came bundled with your installation of Python.

Once you have pip, simply type:

pip install akismet

Manual installation

It’s also possible to install akismet manually. To do so, obtain the latest packaged version from the listing on the Python Package Index. Unpack the .tar.gz file, and run:

python install

Once you’ve installed akismet, you can verify successful installation by opening a Python interpreter and typing import akismet.

If the installation was successful, you’ll simply get a fresh Python prompt. If you instead see an ImportError, check the configuration of your install tools and your Python import path to ensure akismet installed into a location Python can import from.

Installing from a source checkout

The development repository for akismet is at <>. Presuming you have git installed, you can obtain a copy of the repository by typing:

git clone

From there, you can use normal git commands to check out the specific revision you want, and install it using python install.