The recommended way to install motley_cue is via your Linux package manager.

Supported Linux distributions:

  • Debian

  • Ubuntu

  • CentOS

  • Rocky Linux

  • openSUSE

We strive to support all LTS releases of the above distributions, as well as the latest stable release. Please check the repository at for all supported distributions and versions.

Follow the instructions there to support the repository on your system. Then install motley_cue with your favourite package manager:

apt install motley-cue     # on debian-based systems
yum install motley-cue     # on centos/rocky linux
zypper install motley-cue  # on opensuse

This will ensure that all the dependencies are installed as well, and motley_cue is up and running as a systemd service.


On Centos 7, you’ll need to install two additional repositories for motley_cue’s dependencies:

  • Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL): for nginx

  • Software Collections (SCL): for rh-python38

yum install epel-release centos-release-scl

Installation from pypi

It is also possible to install motley_cue with pip:

pip install motley_cue

This will fetch the stable version from pip. You will need to set-up and run the service manually (see running motley_cue in production).

Installing the development version

The development version of motley_cue can be installed from the master branch of the GitHub motley_cue repository and can be installed as follows (note the -e switch to install it in editable or “develop mode”):

git clone
cd motley_cue
pip install -e .