Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Installing mitmproxy on a Raspberry Pi / Raspbian Jessie

This post is a quick list of the steps it took to install mitmproxy on a vanilla Raspbian Jessie install on a Raspberry Pi.  The compile steps take quite a while, which made the trial-and-error method of figuring out which libraries were missing to be a painful process.  Hopefully this post will make it easier for anyone else trying to do the same thing.

Naturally, do
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 
first to bring everything up to date.

Missing libraries:

  • python-dev
  • libxslt1-dev
  • libxml2-dev
  • libffi-dev
  • libssl-dev

Fairly simple, just do:

$ sudo apt-get install python-dev libxslt1-dev libxml2-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev 

Out-of-date library:

mitmproxy requires pyasn library >= 0.1.8.  
(As of this writing, the latest in the repo is 0.1.7)

Check your installed version:

$ dpkg -l | grep pyasn                                    
ii  python-pyasn1                         0.1.7-1   (...) 

If the version is >= 0.1.8 you're fine.  If, like above, it's version 0.1.7 then you'll need to replace it with a newer version.  The pip repo contains 0.1.9, so I used that.

$ sudo apt-get remove python-pyasn1              
(...)                                            
$ sudo pip install pyasn1                        

If all the above went well, you should now be able to download, compile, and install mitmproxy (and its included dependencies) using pip.  (Note:  This will take 30+ minutes on a standard RaspPi B)

$ sudo pip install mitmproxy                           

If all goes well, you should now be able to run mitmproxy.

Have fun!

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