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You need the Python interpreter installed somewhere in your path (most modern UNIX derivatives come with one already). If you need to get Python, it can be obtained from http://www.python.org/ but chances are your operating system at least provides some sort of native package for it, which you should probably install in whatever means is recommended by your OS vendor/distributor. The script is tested with recent 2.x and 3.x Python versions, attempting to maintain forward/backward compatability with the interpreter, so bug reports or patches to ensure this continues to be the case are most welcome.
An easy way to try it out is to unpack the tarball and change to the resulting directory:
tar xzf weather-*.tar.gz cd weather-* ./weather --version ./weather --help man ./weather.1 man ./weatherrc.5 ./weather --forecast rdu ./weather clt gso
...and so on. The weather utility, included Python module and documentation are all fully functional when kept together in one directory, without needing to install these components to other locations within the filesystem hierarchy.
The file named weather should be made executable and put somewhere in your path (/usr/local/bin/ or ~/bin/ for example). Similarly, weather.py needs to be somewhere in Python's include path. You can see your Python interpreter's default include path by running:
python -c "import sys ; print sys.path"
If the correlation data files are to be used (airports, places, stations, zctas, zones), they need to be in your current working directory or a directory mentioned within the "default" section's "datapath" option of the weatherrc file.
The weatherrc file should go in /etc/ or /etc/weather/ for global configuration. You can save it in your home directory as a dotfile (~/.weather/weatherrc or ~/.weatherrc) to support user-specific alias configuration and overrides of the global weatherrc file.
Optionally, the weather.1 and weatherrc.5 files can be placed in sane locations for TROFF/NROFF manual files on your system (for example, /usr/local/share/man/ or ~/man/).