We recommend that use you use a *unix system to run CloudBot in production, or Vagrant when developing CloudBot. However, it is possible to install natively on Windows.
First, make sure you have Python 3.6 or higher installed. It can be downloaded at python.org.
Next, you need to install
You can usually install
pip via the following python command in cmd:
python3 -m ensurepip
If that doesn't work, follow this guide and then run
easy_install pip in cmd.
Download CloudBot from https://github.com/TotallyNotRobots/CloudBot/archive/main.zip.
Unzip the resulting file, and continue to read this document.
Before you can run the bot, you need to install a few Python dependencies. All of CloudBot's dependencies are stored in the
These can be installed with
pip (The Python package manager) by running the following command in the bot directory:
pip install -r requirements.txt
lxml can be quite difficult on Windows (you may get errors running the command above) due to it requiring compilation, you can find a pre-built distribution at http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#lxml