Installation

Debian Jessie and Ubuntu 14.04

You can install Plainbox straight from the archive:

$ sudo apt-get install plainbox

Ubuntu (Development PPA)

Plainbox can be installed from a PPA on Ubuntu Precise (12.04) or newer.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:checkbox-dev/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install plainbox

From python package index

Plainbox can be installed from pypi. Keep in mind that you will need python3 version of pip:

$ pip3 install plainbox

We recommend using virtualenv or installing with the --user option.

From a .snap (for Ubuntu Snappy)

You can build a local version of plainbox.snap and install it on any snappy device (it is architecture independent for now, it doesn’t bundle python itself). You will have to have access to the checkbox source repository for this.

$ bzr branch lp:checkbox
$ cd checkbox/plainbox/
$ make

This will give you a new .snap file in the dist/ directory. You can install that snappy on a physical or virtual machine running snappy with the snappy-remote tool. Note that you will have to have the latest version of the tool only available in the snappy PPA at this time. Refer to snappy umentation for details.

If you followed snappy documentation to run an amd64 image in kvm you can try this code snippet to get started. Note that you can pass the use -snapshot option to kvm to make all the disk changes temporary. This will let you make destructive changes inside the image without having to re-create the original image each time.

wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ubuntu-15.04-snappy-amd64-generic.img.xz
unxz ubuntu-15.04-snappy-amd64-generic.img.xz
kvm -snapshot -m 512 -redir :8090::80 -redir :8022::22 ubuntu-15.04-snappy-amd64-generic.img
snappy-remote --url=ssh://localhost:8022 install plainbox_0.22.dev0_all.snap

The password for the ubuntu user is ubuntu. After installing you can log in (or use the KVM window) and invoke the plainbox.plainbox executable directly.

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