Installing DIRAC client

The DIRAC client installation procedure consists of few steps. You can do these steps as any user without the need to be root.

Python3 DIRAC installations rely on the environment provided by DIRACOS2. So, you first install DIRACOS2 and only then install DIRAC in it:

$ curl -LO$(uname -m).sh
$ bash DIRACOS-Linux-$(uname -m).sh
$ rm DIRACOS-Linux-$(uname -m).sh
$ source diracos/diracosrc

and now DIRAC:

$ pip install DIRAC==7.3

(Just pip install DIRAC will install the most recent production version found on

And for the configuration:

$ dirac-configure


the python 2 support will end with release 8.0

Choose the directory where you want to install the DIRAC software and run the dirac-install and dirac-configure scripts from this directory:

$ wget -np -O --no-check-certificate
$ chmod +x
$ ./ -r v7r2 -t client
$ source bashrc
$ dirac-proxy-init --nocs
$ dirac-configure -S DIRAC-Certification -C dips:// --SkipCAChecks

Using a user proxy

If you want to use a user proxy, we assume that you already have a user certificate, so in this case create a directory .globus in your home directory and copy the certificate files (public and private keys in .pem (Privacy Enhanced Mail format) to this directory:

$ mkdir ~/.globus
$ cp <<certificate files>> ~/.globus/

At this point you need a proxy, but you still have not configured DIRAC. So, you should issue the command:

$ dirac-proxy-init

You can see which file is your proxy certificate using the dirac-proxy-info command.

Updating client

The client software update, when a new version is available, can be simply done by running again the dirac-install command for python2 installations, or pip for python3 installations.