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Install Glances on Debian

by Pierre-Yves Landuré last modified Aug 16, 2018 08:33

Glances is a local monitoring software that displays various statistics of the system state. This post ease its installation on Debian.

This how-to is tested on:

  • Debian 7.0 Wheezy
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

This how-to is tested with theses Glances' versions:

  • 1.7.4

Installation from Debian repository

 If Glances is available in your distribution repositories, install it:

if [[ -n "$(command apt-cache pkgnames 'glances')" ]]; then
command apt-get install 'glances'
command echo "Glances is not available in your distribution repositories.
Please proceed with the installation from sources."

Installation from sources

Environment preparation

Install the needed software:

command apt-get install 'python-dev' 'python-jinja2' 'python-psutil' \
'python-setuptools' 'hddtemp' 'python-pip' 'lm-sensors'

Detect the hardware sensors available on your system:

command sensors-detect

Note: You can additionnaly install software dependencies not available in Debian repositories:

# command pip install 'batinfo' 'pysensors'

Software installation

Install the software with pip:

command pip install 'Glances'

Glance is now available on the system:

command glances


Upgrade the software with:

command pip install --upgrade 'Glances'