Available Packages

Use the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi without running as root. [GitHub]

Raspbian Wheezy

You can automate the whole process by running the following command:

curl -L https://q2wi.re/setupapt | sh

(Note that the URL starts with https. Make sure you don't use http by mistake, which will not be secure.)

If you want to add our software source to your Raspberry Pi manually, the brief instructions are:

  1. Add the Quick2Wire public key to the Apt keyring:

    curl -L https://q2wi.re/swkey | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Add the following entries to /etc/apt/sources.list:

    deb http://dist.quick2wire.com/raspbian wheezy main
    deb-src http://dist.quick2wire.com/raspbian wheezy main

If you don't know how to add software sources to your Raspberry Pi and want to do it manually, we've written an introductory guide to take you through the process step-by-step.

Installing Software

Once you've added our software source to your Raspberry Pi, you can install Quick2Wire packages (e.g. quick2wire-gpio-admin) with the apt-get command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install quick2wire-gpio-admin


If you have already added Quick2Wire as a software source to your Raspberry Pi and you see a warning like the following when you install a Quick2Wire package:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
Install these packages without verification [y/N]?

Then answer "n" (no) to abort the installation and run:

sudo apt-get update

That will download up-to-date authentication information. When the download has completed, try installing the package again and it will now install without warning.