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Download and Installation

Ubuntu / Mint / etc..

Please install pyswisseph before you install

For older versions please use the repository

Version 1.1.50
Date 9-Jul-2017
Size 0.7MB (openastro) + 14MB (data) + 0.5MB (swisseph)
Download Pyswisseph trusty [i386] | trusty [amd64]
xenial [i386] | xenial [amd64]
Download trusty | xenial 
Download trusty | xenial Source openastro.org_1.1.50.orig.tar.gz Source
Pyswisseph Source pyswisseph_2.00.00-2.orig.tar.gz
License GPLv3

ArchLinux Installation

The OpenAstro is in the ArchLinux Users Repository (AUR), to install the package from the PKGBUILD you must have the package group "base-devel" installed first:

# pacman -Sy base-devel

Then you may install with an AUR Helper such as Yaourt:

$ yaourt -S openastro

Otherwise you have to use makepkg :

$ wget
$ tar -xzf openastro.tar.gz
$ cd ./openastro/
$ makepkg -si

Generic Linux Installation

You can also manually build, the pyswisseph module and the ephemeris files.

Make sure you can get these dependencies satisfied to run the program:

  • python-gtk2 (or pygtk >= 2.0)
  • python-dateutil
  • python-rsvg
  • python-cairo (or pycairo) (>= 1.2.0)
  • python-tz
  • python-dev
  • python-dateutil
  • imagemagick

curl -L "" | tar xz

cd pyswisseph-2.00.00-2 && sudo python install

curl -L "" | tar xz

cd && sudo python install --prefix=/usr

curl -L "" | tar xz

cd && sudo python install --prefix=/usr

To run the program type "openastro" in a terminal

There seem to be issues with the python path. Try running (in a terminal):

export PYTHONPATH="${PYTHONPATH}:/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages:/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages"


Should be fixed in the next version (summer '17)