Install CherryPy 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.04 and run it with Python 3.2

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CherryPy has been a very cool project to me for a long time. Today I’ll show you how you can install it on Ubuntu 11.04 and run it using Python 3.2.

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The first step is to ensure you have Python 3.2 installed on Ubuntu 11.04 – for that check out my article here on how to do that.

Now you can go into the Ubuntu Terminal and grab, extract, and install CherryPy:

$ wget
$ tar -xvf CherryPy-3.2.0.tar.gz && cd CherryPy-3.2.0/
$ sudo python3.2 install

To verify that CherryPy installed correctly do this:

$ python3.2 -c "import cherrypy"

If nothing comes back (no errors) then everything is good.

Using the CherryPy tutorial code we can create a file called and add the following Python code to it:

import cherrypy

class HelloWorld:
    def index(self):
        return "Hello world!" = True


To run this program with CherryPy simply do this:

$ python3.2

Browse to this address: http://localhost:8080/

Control-C will stop the server.

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4 Responses to Install CherryPy 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.04 and run it with Python 3.2

  1. mike says:

    Note that CherryPy is installed in the Python Library directory — which is generally at the location /usr/local/lib/python3.2/site-packages/.

    This means that once you install CherryPy successfully (test it!), you can safely delete all the extracted files and the downloaded tar.gz archive.

  2. Ben Rousch says:

    Have you tried using CherryPy with mod_wsgi under Python3?

  3. Chad Lung says:


    No, I haven’t yet. I’ve been tied up in Java project both at work and at home.


  4. kifcaliph says:

    thank you very much

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