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Conan C/C++ package manager

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A distributed, open source, package manager.

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From binaries

We have installers for most platforms here but you can run conan from sources if you want

From pip

Conan is compatible with Python 2 and Python 3.

  • Install pip following pip docs
  • Install conan:
$ pip install conan

From Homebrew (OSx)

$ brew update
$ brew install conan

From source

You can run conan client and server in Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Install python and pip, search in google instructions for your operating system.

Clone conan repository

$ git clone

Install python requirements

For running the client:

$ sudo pip install -r conans/requirements.txt


$ sudo apt-get install python-dev
$ sudo pip install -r conans/requirements_server.txt


$ sudo pip install -r conans/requirements_dev.txt

Running the tests

Make sure that the Python requirements have been installed.

Before you can run the tests, you need to set a few environment variables first.


On Windows it would be (while being in the conan root directory):

$ export PYTHONPATH=.

Ensure that your cmake has version 2.8 or later. You can see the version with the following command:

$ cmake --version

The appropriate values of CONAN_COMPILER and CONAN_COMPILER_VERSION depend on your operating system and your requirements.

These should work for the GCC from build-essential on Ubuntu 14.04:

$ export CONAN_COMPILER=gcc

These should work for OS X:

$ export CONAN_COMPILER=clang

Finally, there are some tests that use conan to package Go-lang libraries, so you might need to install go-lang in your computer and add it to the path.

You can run the actual tests like this:

$ nosetests .

There are a couple of test attributes defined, as slow, or golang that you can use to filter the tests, and do not execute them:

$ nosetests . -a !golang

A few minutes later it should print OK:

Ran 146 tests in 50.993s


Create a launcher

Conan entry point is “conans.conan.main” module. Fill the absolute path of the cloned repository folder:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys
sys.path.append('/home/user/conan') # EDIT!!

from conans.conan import main

If you are a Windows user, you can name this file “” and create a file “conan.bat” that calls the python module:

CALL python C:/Users/user/ %*

Then add that ‘conan’ file to your PATH and you are ready:

$ conan --help

Conan commands. Type $conan "command" -h for help
  build      calls your project "build" method.
  export     copies a and associated (export) files to your local store,
  install    install in the local store the given requirements.
  remove     Remove any folder from your local/remote store
  search     show local/remote packages
  test       build and run your package test. Must have with "test"
  upload     uploads a conanfile or binary packages from the local store to any remote.
  user       shows or change the current user



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