WeeWX: Installation on SuSE-based systems

This is a guide to installing WeeWX from an RPM package on systems such as SuSE or OpenSUSE.

Configure zypper

Tell zypper where to find the WeeWX releases. This only has to be done once - the first time you install WeeWX.

Tell your system to trust weewx.com:
sudo rpm --import https://weewx.com/keys.html
For SUSE 15 use python3:
curl -s https://weewx.com/suse/weewx-suse15.repo | sudo tee /etc/zypp/repos.d/weewx.repo
For SUSE 12 use python2:
curl -s https://weewx.com/suse/weewx-suse12.repo | sudo tee /etc/zypp/repos.d/weewx.repo

Install WeeWX

Install WeeWX using zypper. When you are done, WeeWX will be running the Simulator in the background as a daemon.

sudo zypper install weewx


Look in the system log for messages from WeeWX.

sudo tail -f /var/log/messages


After 5 minutes, open the station web page in a web browser. You should see generic station information and data. If your hardware supports hardware archiving, then how long you wait will depend on the archive interval set in your hardware.



The default installation uses Simulator as the station_type. To use real hardware, stop WeeWX, change to the actual station type and station parameters, delete the simulation data, then restart WeeWX:

sudo systemctl stop weewx
sudo wee_config --reconfigure
sudo rm /var/lib/weewx/weewx.sdb
sudo systemctl start weewx


To start/stop WeeWX:

sudo systemctl start weewx
sudo systemctl stop weewx


To enable uploads such as Weather Underground or to customize reports, modify the configuration file /etc/weewx/weewx.conf. See the User Guide and Customization Guide for details.

WeeWX must be restarted for configuration file changes to take effect.


To uninstall WeeWX, removing configuration files but retaining data:

sudo zypper remove weewx

To remove data:

sudo rm -r /var/lib/weewx
sudo rm -r /var/www/html/weewx


The installation will result in the following layout:

executable: /usr/bin/weewxd
configuration file: /etc/weewx/weewx.conf
skins and templates: /etc/weewx/skins
sqlite databases: /var/lib/weewx/
generated web pages and images: /var/www/html/weewx/
documentation: /usr/share/doc/weewx-x.y.z/
examples: /usr/share/doc/weewx/examples/
utilities: /usr/bin/wee_*