How to Install python-gobject on Kali Linux 2022.4

In this article, we are going to learn How to Install python-gobject on Kali Linux. To get things started we will try to run a very simple GTK based GUI application using the PyGObject provided Python bindings. First create a small Python script called with the following content and save it somewhere:


import gi
gi.require_version("Gtk", "3.0")
from gi.repository import Gtk

window = Gtk.Window(title="Hello World")
window.connect("destroy", Gtk.main_quit)

Install PyGObject on Kali Linux

Before we can run the example application we need to install PyGObject, GTK and their dependencies. Follow the instructions below.

Installing the system provided PyGObject


Open the terminal and run the following command in it.

$ sudo apt install python3-gi python3-gi-cairo gir1.2-gtk-3.0

Installing from PyPI with pip

Open a terminal to install the build dependencies and GTK by running this command:

$ sudo apt install libgirepository1.0-dev gcc libcairo2-dev pkg-config python3-dev gir1.2-gtk-3.0

Install the pip3

We have to install the pip3 in our Kali Linux by this command.

$ sudo apt install python3-pip

Build and install Pycairo

pip3 install pycairo

 Install PyGObject

pip3 install PyGObject

After installing these packages you have to change the working directory to where your script can be found. And run the following command:


Install PyGObject in Kali Linux

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