Installation documentation on Debian

Using Netzob's APT Repository

A dedicated APT repository ( is available for downloading and installing Netzob.

  1. edit you /etc/apt/sources.list to add the netzob's repository URL,
  2. import the GPG key used to sign the repository,
  3. install netzob threw apt-get.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

You need to register the repository in your APT client by adding the following entry (stable or unstable) in your /etc/apt/sources.list or through a dedicated file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. Then you need to import the gpg public key used to sign the repository.

Unstable & testing ("Wheezy")

deb unstable main
deb-src unstable main

Stable ("Squeeze")

deb squeeze-backports main
deb-src squeeze-backports main

Import GPG key

The repository is signed, so APT may complain until you register the archive key 0xE57AEA26 to your APT keyring. The fingerprint of the key is D865 DCF0 9B9A 195C 49F0 E3F3 F750 1A13 E57A EA26 and has been signed by the followings:

To import the key of the APT repository you can execute the following commands :

# wget -O -| gpg --import
# gpg --export -a 0xF7501A13E57AEA26 | sudo apt-key add -

Install netzob

You can install it with the following commands :

# apt-get update
# apt-get install netzob

Using the provided Debian package

Installing Netzob directly from the debian package (deb file) implies you manually install the necessary packages in order to handle the required dependencies. Therefore, the following commands can be executed to install them :

# apt-get install python python-ptrace python-hachoir-subfile python-matplotlib python-dpkt strace lsof python-pcapy python-bitarray python-dev python-lxml libjs-sphinxdoc python-sphinx

Once the requirements are fullfilled you can download the debian file (i386 or amd64) and install it using the following command for an i386 architecture (32 bits) :

# dpkg -i netzob_0.3.0-1_i386.deb

or for an AMD64 (64 bits) :

# dpkg -i netzob_0.3.0-1_amd64.deb

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