Installation of s3cmd package
     Michal Ludvig <>
 S3tools / S3cmd project homepage:
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 !!! Please consult README file for setup, usage and examples!
 Package formats
 S3cmd is distributed in two formats:
 1) Prebuilt RPM file - should work on most RPM-based
 2) Source .tar.gz package
 Installation of RPM package
 As user "root" run:
 	rpm -ivh s3cmd-X.Y.Z.noarch.rpm
 where X.Y.Z is the most recent s3cmd release version.
 You may be informed about missing dependencies
 on Python or some libraries. Please consult your 
 distribution documentation on ways to solve the problem.
 Installation of source .tar.gz package
 There are three options to run s3cmd from source tarball:
 1) S3cmd program as distributed in s3cmd-X.Y.Z.tar.gz 
    can be run directly from where you untar'ed the package.
 2) Or you may want to move "s3cmd" file and "S3" subdirectory
    to some other path. Make sure that "S3" subdirectory ends up
    in the same place where you move the "s3cmd" file. 
    For instance if you decide to move s3cmd to you $HOME/bin
    you will have $HOME/bin/s3cmd file and $HOME/bin/S3 directory 
    with a number of support files.
 3) The cleanest and most recommended approach is to run
 	python install
    You will however need Python "distutils" module for this to 
    work. It is often part of the core python package (e.g. in 
    OpenSuse Python 2.5 package) or it can be installed using your
    package manager, e.g. in Debian use 
 	apt-get install python2.4-setuptools
    Again, consult your distribution documentation on how to 
    find out the actual package name and how to install it then.
 Note to distibutions package maintainers
 Define shell environment variable S3CMD_PACKAGING=yes if you
 don't want to install manpages and doc files. You'll
 have to install them manually in your .spec or similar package
 build scripts.
 On the other hand if you want to install manpages 
 and docs, but to other than default path, define env 
 variables $S3CMD_INSTPATH_MAN and $S3CMD_INSTPATH_DOC. Check 
 out for details and default values.
 Where to get help
 If in doubt, or if something doesn't work as expected, 
 get back to us via mailing list:
 For more information refer to:
 * S3cmd / S3tools homepage at
 Michal Ludvig