Installation on Linux

This guide covers the following topics:

  1. Installing Dependencies

  2. Downloading the Repository

  3. Setting up the Build Environment

Installing Dependencies

Below are listed the installation commands for popular Linux distributions.

For the appropriate system, run the command in a terminal:


sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip subversion


sudo yum install python python-pip

Arch Linux:

sudo pacman -S python python-pip subversion

Downloading the Repository

Simply check out the Blender Manual’s repository using:

cd ~
svn checkout

The repository will now be downloaded which may take a few minutes depending on your internet connection.

Setting up the Build Environment

  • Open a Terminal window.

  • Enter the blender_docs folder which was just added by the SVN checkout:

    cd ~/blender_docs
  • Inside that folder is a file called requirements.txt which contains a list of all the dependencies we need. To install these dependencies, we can use the pip3 command:

    sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt


Every now and then you may want to make sure your dependencies are up to date using:

sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt --upgrade