Ubuntu packages

New in version 0.10.

Scrapinghub publishes apt-gettable packages which are generally fresher than those in Ubuntu, and more stable too since they’re continuously built from GitHub repo (master & stable branches) and so they contain the latest bug fixes.


These packages are currently not updated and may not work on Ubuntu 16.04 and above, see issue 2076 and issue 2137.

To use the packages:

  1. Import the GPG key used to sign Scrapy packages into APT keyring:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 627220E7
  2. Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scrapy.list file using the following command:

    echo 'deb http://archive.scrapy.org/ubuntu scrapy main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scrapy.list
  3. Update package lists and install the scrapy package:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install scrapy


Repeat step 3 if you are trying to upgrade Scrapy.


python-scrapy is a different package provided by official debian repositories, it’s very outdated and it isn’t supported by Scrapy team.