Installing and setting up debexpo¶
debexpo is easy to set up on your own. Simply follow the instructions below.
- There are three solutions:
You can clone the git repository:
git clone git://git.debian.org/debexpo/debexpo.git
Dependencies needed for both methods¶
Whatever method you choose, these packages are required:
sudo apt-get install python-apt python-debian iso-codes
If you want to run qa plugins, you will need lintian and dpkg-dev:
sudo apt-get install lintian dpkg-dev
Installing on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy as root¶
You need to install the required packages. Using apt, you should execute:
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-sphinx python-pylons python-sqlalchemy python-soappy python-nose python-pybabel
python-nose is optional if you don’t want to run the test suite.
You also need python-soaplib (version >= 0.8.2).
sudo pip install soaplib
Installing in a virtualenv¶
Using this method, you will create a virtual Python environment in which you can install the dependencies for debexpo without altering your system (i.e., without requiring root). In addition, this will also let you isolate debexpo’s requirements, in the event an application installed globally might require a conflicting version of a library, or vice versa.
Skip this section if you already have a working virtualenv setup.
sudo apt-get install virtualenvwrapper
To install lxml from sources, you will need gcc, libxml2, libxslt1.1 and python-dev, python-apt depends on libapt-pkg-dev:
sudo apt-get install gcc libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1.1 libxslt1-dev python-dev libapt-pkg-dev
First, create a new virtualenv for debexpo, and enter it:
mkvirtualenv expo workon expo
Note: If you get a “command not found” error for “mkvirtualenv”, run the following in your shell:
Note that now, whenever you run “python”, you run an interpreter that is sandboxed to the “virtualenv” in question. You can test this by typing:
and you will see it is not /usr/bin/python! Additionally, your shell prompt should have a little prefix before the prompt that looks like:
You can now install debexpo. This will download and install all required libraries:
python setup.py develop
If for any reason you need to exit the virtualenv, you may enter deactivate to exit the virtualenv.
Editing your configuration¶
Now edit development.ini to match your configuration.
Setting up the application¶
Execute the following commands to setup the application:
paster setup-app development.ini python setup.py compile_catalog
In the checked-out debexpo repository on the host machine, run:
vagrant up --provision vagrant ssh
You’ll now be in a shell session on your Vagrant-configured VirtualBox.
cd debexpo . venv/bin/activate
You now have a setup virtualenv with all the dependencies for debexpo installed. Follow the rest of the instructions to run debexpo.
Using paste’s built-in webserver¶
paster serve development.ini
and visit http://localhost:5000/ in your web browser.
(Canonical instructions for getting Pylons apps working under Apache are here.)
Install apache2, mod-fastcgi and flup:
sudo apt-get install python-flup apache2 libapache2-mod-fastcgi
server:mainsection of your debexpo.ini so it reads something like this:
[server:main] use = egg:PasteScript#flup_fcgi_thread host = 0.0.0.0 port = 6500
Add the following to your config:
<IfModule mod_fastcgi.c> FastCgiIpcDir /tmp FastCgiExternalServer /some/path/to/debexpo.fcgi -host localhost:6500 </IfModule>
Note: Parts of this may conflict with your /etc/apache2/conf-available/fastcgi.conf. /some/path/to/debexpo/fcgi need not physically exist on the webserver.