Problem Installing Psychopy on Linux

Hi everyone,

I’m relatively new to using Linux and my coding skills are quite basic. My distro is MX, which is debian-based I have tried to download psychopy using “sudo apt-get install psychopy” but I get the following message: package psychopy not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.

Could anyone help me figure out how to download it?
Many thanks in advance,


Please try following these instuctions for Linux. You should be using Python 3.6 - 3.8.

Or if you are using Anaconda3, try following these instuctions on creating a psychopy environment in anaconda.. Once the psychopy env is setup, call:

conda activate psychopy
pip install python-xlib
pip install packaging 

to install two packages that do not seem to be installed by the current environment file.