Sphinx installaion on debian


Is it possible sphinx on Debian testing (Buster) ?? the server can’t accept this release name !

Best regards,


Debian testing (Buster) is not supported by sphinx i.e. we haven’t any CI for this distribution.
That being said, you can try the debian stretch build of sphinx and hope for the best :

echo "deb http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary stretch/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sphinx.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 508B1AE5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install parrot-sphinx

If that doesn’t work either, I am afraid you’ll have to install one of the supported distribs.


It is not working, I should retest after passing from Debian testing to stretch.

Otherwise, is the source code available? otherwise could we download binaries other than authenticated repository?

The source code of sphinx is not entirely available so you won’t be able to build it for debian testing
The binaries are only provided by plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary authenticated apt repo.

Alternatively you may install sphinx inside a vm (performance would be impacted though)