In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TensorFlow on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source machine learning platform used for machine learning and deep learning applications. It is developed by Google to do search ranking in its machine learning system.TensorFlow is created using the Python programming language, making it an easy-to-understand framework.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of TensorFlow on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install TensorFlow on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Python 3 and venv.
Install Python and Python venv using the following command:
sudo apt install python3-venv
To verify that Python 3 is installed on your system, type:
Step 3. Creating Virtual Environment.
Create a new directory for the TensorFlow project and cd into it:
mkdir mytensorflow cd mytensorflow
Once inside the directory, we run the following command to create the virtual environment:
python3 -m venv venv
To start using this virtual environment, you need to activate it by running the activate script:
Step 4. Installing TensorFlow on Debian 10.
TensorFlow installation requires pip version 19 or higher. Run the following command to upgrade pip to the latest version:
pip install --upgrade pip
Install the TensorFlow package:
pip install --upgrade tensorflow
Once the installation is complete, verify the installation using the following command:
python -c 'import tensorflow as tf; print(tf.__version__)'
Congratulations! You have successfully installed TensorFlow. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TensorFlow on your Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TensorFlow website.