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Up to date opensesame on debian stretch?

Hi, when I try to install using sudo apt-get install opensesame, I get version 0.27.4-2.1. However, I need to work with a .osexp file, and this version cannot do that. Wondering is it possible to get a newer version of opensesame on my OS? I cannot find a way.


  • Hi,

    You can get the latest version of OpenSesame through pip:

    pip install python-opensesame

    This is slightly inconvenient, in that it will not install a desktop entry. So you have to manually find where the main script is installed (probably in ~/.local/bin) and execute it.

    Unfortunately, it's unlikely that the version in the debian repository will be updated. It was just too much of a hassle to deal with this.


  • Great, thanks, I will give that a go!

  • edited October 2019


    Just wanted to pop this thread up because I also struggled a while installing opensesame on my Debian Stretch distribution (which constrained me to keep an ubuntu dual-boot) but finally found a solution. Here are the 4 steps I used with my two laptops (all ran in root) to get a fresh Kafkaesque Koffka:

    # pip install python-opensesame
    # apt install python-pyqt5
    # apt install python-qscintilla2
    # pip install qtconsole

    Actually not sure it's the smartest way, just followed them by reading the error messages.

    Hope this will help, have a good one

  • edited October 2019

    sounds like pygame is also missing, which can be fixed with a:

    # pip install pygame


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