Requests is available in a number of popular package formats. Of course, the ideal way to install Requests is via The Cheeseshop.
Requests is available installed as a Debian package! Debian Etch Ubuntu, since Oneiric:
$ apt-get install python-requests
Unfortunately, the most recent version available is v0.5.0. If you’re on the Debian Python Package team, I’d love an update of that :)
You can easily install Requests v0.6.1 with yum on rpm-based systems:
$ yum install python-requests