installing software

Submitted by marie_drottar@… on

I am having trouble installing TORTOISE_V3.1.4.

I extracted the download into applications folder; but cannot seem to install either the software or the gui.

the install command is not recognized. (command not found)

Do you have any solution? what am I doing wrong?


thank you



Submitted by nayaka on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:39


Hi Marie,

sorry for the delayed response. Which operating system are you attempting to instal TORTOISE to?


Submitted by amitjc on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 22:48


Dear Experts,

I tried installing TORTOISE 3.2.0 on ubuntu 19.10, according to linux installation instructions in the documentation.

I wonder the installation was successful! And when i type TORTOISE, I have command not found error.

PFA the log below for perusal and advice.

Thank you.

Best Regards,




amitjc@AMiT:~/TORTOISE_V3.2.0_Linux$ bash ./install_bash.bash
amitjc@AMiT:~/TORTOISE_V3.2.0_Linux$ bash install_TORTOISE.bash
amitjc@AMiT:~/TORTOISE_V3.2.0_Linux$ TORTOISE
TORTOISE: command not found

Submitted by nayaka on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 12:38



Please type command DIFFPREP or even DR_BUDDI to check if installation worked okay. With the installation you have perfromed, typing these commands should give you a help file in the terminal. There are several other commands you can type and the list of them can be found in the respective module folder. There is, indeed, no command called TORTOISE. It is merely the name of the software package that comprises of DIFFPREP, DRBUDDI, DIFFCALC and DRTAMAS. Within each of these module folders there are commands that you can call from command line, just by typing it. 

Hope this helps,


Submitted by syedsajidhussain on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:28


while going through the installation and opening of TortoiseGui.py (using the command : python3 TortoiseGui.py)i am getting the following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "TortoiseGui.py", line 6, in <module>
    from Lib import *
  File "/home/sajidhussain/TORTOISE_V3.2.0/TORTOISE_GUI/Lib/__init__.py", line 19, in <module>
    from Lib.WidgetHelper import *
  File "/home/sajidhussain/TORTOISE_V3.2.0/TORTOISE_GUI/Lib/WidgetHelper.py", line 2, in <module>
    from PyQt5 import QtWidgets
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'PyQt5'


Submitted by irfanogl on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:55




There should be a file called "tortoise_installer.sh"  in the TORTOISE_GUI folder.

You should run this file with : bash tortoise_installer.sh


THis should install the necessary libraries.