Installing ipython for cloud/grid computing is a little bit different than the process one must go through for Gutsy/Hardy. From a completely fresh Ubuntu Intrepid install the following Ubuntu/debian packages are needed:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev python-setuptools python-dev
From there we will use “easy_install” to get the relevent python modules we need to work with.
$ sudo easy_install foolscap nose pexpect pyopenssl sphinx
Then, becuase I am a bit paranoid, I download the ipython source and run it’s confgure option to make sure that it can find all the dependant libraries.
$ wget http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/ipython-0.9.1.tar.gz
$ tar xfz ipython-0.9.1.tar.gz
$ cd ipython-0.9.1/
$ ./setup.py configure
As mentioned in a previous article, you ought to see something along the lines of:
Next we know the installer can find everything in the proper fashion, I install via easy_install (this makes upgrading easy later as new versions come out)
$ cd ..
$ rm ipython-0.9.1/
$ sudo easy_install ipython
From there you should be up and running!
The following is a good test as to whether all capabilities are functioning properly: everything is functioning properly:
$ ipcluster -n 4