This document describes how to install KIWI. Apart from the preferred method to install KIWI via rpm, it is also provided on pypi and can be installed via pip.

KIWI can be installed with different methods. For this guide, only the installation as a packages through a package manager is described.

Packages for the new KIWI version are provided at the openSUSE buildservice.

To install KIWI, do:

  1. Open the URL in your browser.

  2. Right-click on the link of your preferred operating system and copy the URL. In Firefox it is the menu Copy link address.

  3. Insert the copied URL from the last step in your shell. The DIST placeholder contains the respective distribution. Use zypper addrepo to add it to your list of repositories:

    $ sudo zypper addrepo<DIST> appliance-builder
  4. Install KIWI:


    Multipython packages

    This version of KIWI is provided for python 2 and python 3 versions. The following information is based on the installation of the python3-kiwi package

    $ sudo zypper in python3-kiwi

Example Appliance Descriptions

For use with the next generation KIWI there is also a GitHub project hosting example appliance descriptions. Users who need an example to start with should checkout the project as follows:

$ git clone