Nicotine+

Run Nicotine+ from git

For those of us who like living on the bleeding edge and want to help testing the latest changes and bug-fixes, you can run Nicotine+ directly from the git repository. This is not particularly hard, but it may come with some additional required skills, like installing dependencies and managing changes in the database and the config files.

Clone the repository and run Nicotine+

This is great if you’re the only Nicotine+ user on your system and you want to test the latest version. Using a Python virtual environment (venv) is recommended, as this ensures you have the correct dependencies to run Nicotine+.

git clone https://github.com/Nicotine-Plus/nicotine-plus.git
cd nicotine-plus
python3 -m venv .env
.env/bin/pip install -r requirements.txt
.env/bin/python3 setup.py install
.env/bin/nicotine

For Windows, follow the instructions in PACKAGING.md instead.

Updating your cloned Nicotine+

If you want to update to the latest version of Nicotine+, proceed like this:

cd nicotine-plus
git pull
.env/bin/python3 setup.py install
.env/bin/nicotine