Installation instructions


Note that using pip outside virtualenv is not recommended since it ignores your systems package manager. If you aren’t comfortable debugging package installation issues, this is not the option for you.

Create and activate a virtualenv:

virtualenv dtfabricenv
cd dtfabricenv
source ./bin/activate

Upgrade pip and install dtFabric dependencies:

pip install --upgrade pip
pip install dtfabric

To deactivate the virtualenv run:


Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 LTS

To install dtFabric from the GIFT Personal Package Archive (PPA):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gift/stable

Update and install dtFabric:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-dtfabric


The l2tbinaries contains the necessary packages for running dtFabric. l2tbinaries provides the following branches:

  • master; branch intended for the “packaged release” of dtFabric and dependencies;

  • dev; branch intended for the “development release” of dtFabric;

  • testing; branch intended for testing newly created packages.

The l2tdevtools project provides an update script to ease the process of keeping the dependencies up to date.

The script requires pywin32 and Python WMI.

To install the release versions of the dependencies run:


C:\Python3\python.exe tools\ --preset dtfabric