IMDbPY is a Python module to enable backend search and retrieval of information from the IMDB. To install IMDby on Ubuntu you’ll need to download the module here. Then you’ll need to extract the module and run (as root):
$ sudo python setup.py install
You may get an error complaining about a ‘gcc’ compiler, I did, even though a quick:
$ which gcc
returns a live ‘gcc’ compiler on my box. The trick I found here is to install ‘python-dev’ through your Ubuntu package manager.
$ sudo apt-get install python-dev
Then you should be able to run the earlier module installation without errors. Fire up python and check it out to make sure.
>>> import imdb
Things should be fine!