In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TensorFlow on Debian 9. 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 9 (Stretch) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 9 (Stretch).
- 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 9
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Python 3 and venv.
Install Python and Python venv using the following command:
sudo apt install python3-venv
Step 3. Creating a 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.
Install the TensorFlow package:
pip install --upgrade tensorflow
To verify the installation use the following command which will print the TensorFlow version:
$ python -c 'import tensorflow as tf; print(tf.__version__)' 1.13.1
Congratulations! You have successfully installed TensorFlow. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TensorFlow on your Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TensorFlow website.