Installing Packtools

Packtools works with CPython 2.7, 3.3+ and depends solely on lxml>=3.3.4. Please, read lxml’s installation instructions to make sure it is installed correctly.

Source code (development version)

$ git clone
$ cd packtools
$ python install

Installing on Windows


  • What is the Windows version?
  • What is the Python version?
  • Is the architecture 32 or 64 bits?
  • The packages lxml and packtools can be downloaded at PyPi.

For example, if you want to install packtools on a 64 bits Windows 10 machine running Python 2.7.3 you should download and install and packtools-2.0.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl. While lxml comes with a double-click graphic installer, packtools will require the following command at the command prompt:

$ pip install path/to/packtools-2.0.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl

You can test the installation executing:

$ stylechecker -h