Installing Obnam

This chapter explains how to install Obnam. It is not a very extensive set of instructions, yet. In particular, it really only caters to Debian users. Instructions for other systems would be very much welcome.


It is easiest to install Obnam on a Debian system. If you're running Debian wheezy or a later release, Obnam is included and you can just install it:

apt-get install obnam

There may be a newer version of Obnam on the author's site. The rest of this section explains how to install from there.

Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb squeeze main

Then run the following commands as root:

The commands will complain that the PGP key used to sign the archive is not known to apt. You can either ignore this, or add the key from to your key, after suitable verification.

Other systems

For other systems, you need to install from sources. See the README file in the source tree for instructions.