I've been trying to install the RPIO module onto my pi. so far, no luck because my pi is without internet at the moment (I only have internet on my laptop through mobile tethering). Does anybody know if there is a copy of raspbian wheezy with the RPIO module already installed? If so, post a link in the answers/comments, or upload a link to the file on here.

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    One would still need the internet to download any link provided. How does a link help get around the no internet problem? – Steve Robillard Jan 18 '16 at 20:07
  • Pi has no internet connection. But my laptop is connected to my smartphone, using it as a hotspot! – Sam Mason Jan 18 '16 at 20:08
  • Then the house is not without Internet, The Pi is. Why not tether the Pi to the laptop or phone? Or take the Pi to a friend's house who has internet access. – Steve Robillard Jan 18 '16 at 20:09
  • Because I'm unsure of how to do that with an Ethernet cable, and I don't have a dongle. The problem is resolved now anyway, but thank you for your help – Sam Mason Jan 18 '16 at 20:11

No, RPIO.GPIO is not installed by default in the Raspbian or raspberrypi.org images.

You will need to install from the github.


If you have access to the internet just download https://github.com/metachris/RPIO/archive/master.zip and copy it to the Pi SD card. If you have to use Windows put the SD card in a card reader. The boot partition should be visible. Copy master.zip to the boot partition (normal copy) then place the card back into the Pi and reboot. Copy master.zip from /boot to where you want it. Remember to delete the copy in /boot to save space. Follow the github instructions to install RPIO.

Note that installation requires a few not installed by default packages such as python-dev.

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Without an internet connection installation is a bit more difficult, but still possible. The package can be found here: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/RPIO

Near the bottom of the page is all of the recent versions.

Installation of a downloaded package can be done with easy_install

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    RPi.GPIO is not what Im after. I'm looking for RPIO. Which gives you advance settings, including interrupts (Which is what I'm after). the newest edition of Wheezy has RPi.GPIO if you're looking for 'startx' – Sam Mason Jan 18 '16 at 19:47
  • @SamMason oh crap, read your question wrong – Patrick Cook Jan 18 '16 at 19:48
  • Haha, never mind. I will need an internet connection on my pi fot this won't I? at this moment, I'm on my mobile data. and will probably go to the library tomorrow if I can download it to my laptop! – Sam Mason Jan 18 '16 at 19:51
  • @SamMason edited with link to package for offline install. – Patrick Cook Jan 18 '16 at 19:54
  • You're a legend!!! now I can pass my GCSE with ease – Sam Mason Jan 18 '16 at 19:56

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