Installing ChipWhisperer/Installing ChipWhisperer from Releases
Once you have a working Python installation, you're ready to install and run ChipWhisperer.
First, download a ChipWhisperer release. You can get these from the Releases page. Generally, the latest release is a good choice, but you might need an older version for various reasons. You want the source code in .zip or .tar.gz format - not a VMWare image.
Next, uncompress your downloaded source code somewhere. Generally, 'somewhere' will become your ChipWhisperer working directory. For example, on Windows, you might want to use
Once you've got the file, run the Python install procedure (setup.py). Use the develop command to indicate that the files will probably be changing frequently. to do this, open a terminal and run the following, adjusting paths as needed:
cd c:\chipwhisperer\software python setup.py develop
NB: This assumes the python command links to Python-2.7, and not Python-3.x. You may need to specify either python2.7 or python27 as the command instead of python to force this.
In Linux, you might need to run this as root:
sudo python setup.py develop
The installation is now finished. To confirm the installation worked, you can run ChipWhispererAnalyzer in the same terminal:
cd c:\chipwhisperer\software\chipwhisperer\ python CWAnalyzer.pyw
Alternatively you can just double-click on
CWAnalyzer.py, which should run the file using Python, provided you've registered Python to execute the .py extension.
You can see a Video of the installation procedure: