Linux Install

Installation will require Python 2.7 and pip.


You can install the required packages on Ubuntu by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install -y python python-pip python-dev build-essential git
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Debian 7/8

Debian’s sources lists are out of date and will not fetch the correct versions of NodeJS and NPM. You must download and install these from the Node repository:

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential libbz2-dev libsqlite3-dev libreadline-dev zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libssl-dev libgdbm-dev python python-dev nodejs

After install, check that you have the correct versions in your environment variables:

~$ python --version
        Python 2.7.13
~$ pip --version
        pip 9.0.1 from /home/user/.local/lib/python2.7/site-packages (python 2.7)

If your output looks as above, you can proceed with installation:

cd ~/
sudo apt-get install git
git clone
cd RocketMap
sudo -H pip install -r requirements.txt
npm install
sudo npm install -g grunt-cli
sudo grunt build


If you have preciously installed pip packages before following this guide, you may need to remove them before installing:
pip freeze | xargs pip uninstall -y

If you have other pip installed packages, the old requirements.txt and cannot uninstall all then you can use:

pip uninstall -r "old requirements.txt"
pip install -r "new requirements.txt"

An error resulting from not removing previous packages can be:

016-12-29 00:50:37,560 [ search-worker-1][        search][    INFO] Searching at xxxxxxx,xxxxxxx
2016-12-29 00:50:37,575 [ search-worker-1][        search][ WARNING] Exception while downloading map:
2016-12-29 00:50:37,575 [ search-worker-1][        search][   ERROR] Invalid response at xxxxxxx,xxxxxxx, abandoning location

If you’re getting the following error:

root:~/RocketMap# ./
Traceback (most recent call last):
        File "./", line 10, in <module>
        import requests
ImportError: No module named requests

You will need to completely uninstall all of your pip packages, pip, and python, then re-install from source again. Something from your previous installation is still hanging around.

Debian 7

Additional steps are required to get Debian 7 (wheezy) working. You’ll need to update from glibc to eglibc

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following line:

deb sid main

Then install the packages for eglibc:

sudo apt-get update
apt-get -t sid install libc6-amd64 libc6-dev libc6-dbg

Red Hat or CentOs or Fedora

You can install required packages on Red Hat by running the following command:

You may also need to install the EPEL repository to install python-pip and python-devel.

yum install epel-release
yum install python python-pip python-devel

Fedora Server:
dnf install python
dnf install redhat-rpm-config // fix for error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

All set, head back to the basic install guide.