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.
To use the packages:
Import the GPG key used to sign Scrapy packages into APT keyring:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 627220E7
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
Update package lists and install the scrapy-0.24 package:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install scrapy-0.24
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python-scrapy is a different package provided by official debian repositories, it’s very outdated and it isn’t supported by Scrapy team.