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Cloud Posse

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Cloud Posse distribution of awesome apps.

This project is part of our comprehensive "SweetOps" approach towards DevOps.

It's 100% Open Source and licensed under the APACHE2.


Use this repo to easily install releases of popular Open Source apps. We provide a few ways to use it.

  1. Make Based Installer. This installer works regardless of your OS and distribution. It downloads packages directly from their GitHub source repos and installs them to your INSTALL_PATH.
  2. Alpine Linux Packages. Use our Alpine repository to install prebuilt packages that use the original source binary (where possible) from the maintainers' official GitHub repo releases.
  3. Docker Image. Use our docker image as a base-image or as part of a multi-stage docker build. The docker image always distributes the latest linux binaries for x86_64 architectures.

See examples below for usage.

Is one of our packages out of date?

Open up an issue or submit a PR (preferred). We'll review quickly!


Alpine Repository (recommended)

A public Alpine repository is provided by Cloud Posse. The repository is hosted on Amazon S3 and fronted by CloudFlare's CDN with end-to-end TLS. This ensures insane availability with DDoS mitigation and low-cost hosting. Using this alpine repository is ultimately more reliable than depending on GitHub for availability and provides an easier way to manage dependencies pinned at multiple versions.

The repository itself is managed using alpinist, which takes care of the heavy lifting of building repository indexes. You can self-host your own Alpine repository using this strategy.

Configure the alpine repository:

The Easy Way

We provide a bootstrap script to configure the alpine repository for your version of alpine.

curl -sSL | sh

NOTE: Requires bash and curl to run:

For Docker

Add the following to your Dockerfile near the top.

# Install the cloudposse alpine repository
ADD /etc/apk/keys/
RUN echo "@cloudposse" >> /etc/apk/repositories

NOTE: we support alpine 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, and 3.11 packages at this time

Installing Alpine Packages

When adding packages, we recommend using apk add --update $package to update the repository index before installing packages.

Simply install any package as normal:

apk add gomplate

But we recommend that you use version pinning:

apk add gomplate==3.0.0-r0

And maybe even repository pinning, so you know that you get our versions:

apk add gomplate@cloudposse==3.0.0-r0

Makefile Interface

The Makefile interface works on OSX and Linux. It's a great way to distribute binaries in an OS-agnostic way which does not depend on a package manager (e.g. no brew or apt-get).

This method is ideal for local development environments (which is how we use it) where you need the dependencies installed natively for your OS/architecture, such as installing a package on OSX.

See all available packages:

make -C install help

Install everything...

make -C install all

Install specific packages:

make -C install aws-vault chamber

Install to a specific folder:

make -C install aws-vault INSTALL_PATH=/usr/bin

Uninstall a specific package

make -C uninstall yq


Docker Multi-stage Build

Add this to a Dockerfile to install packages using a multi-stage build process:

FROM cloudposse/packages:latest AS packages

COPY --from=packages /packages/bin/kubectl /usr/local/bin/

Docker with Git Clone

Or... add this to a Dockerfile to easily install packages on-demand:

RUN git clone --depth=1 -b master /packages && \
    rm -rf /packages/.git && \
    make -C /packages/install kubectl

Makefile Inclusion

Sometimes it's necessary to install some binary dependencies when building projects. For example, we frequently rely on gomplate or helm to build chart packages.

Here's a stub you can include into a Makefile to make it easier to install binary dependencies.

export PACKAGES_VERSION ?= master
export PACKAGES_PATH ?= packages/

## Install packages
        @if [ ! -d $(PACKAGES_PATH) ]; then \
          echo "Installing packages $(PACKAGES_VERSION)..."; \
          rm -rf $(PACKAGES_PATH); \
          git clone --depth=1 -b $(PACKAGES_VERSION) $(PACKAGES_PATH); \
          rm -rf $(PACKAGES_PATH)/.git; \

## Install package (e.g. helm, helmfile, kubectl)
packages/install/%: packages/install
        @make -C $(PACKAGES_PATH)/install $(subst packages/install/,,$@)

## Uninstall package (e.g. helm, helmfile, kubectl)
        @make -C $(PACKAGES_PATH)/uninstall $(subst packages/uninstall/,,$@)

Contributing Additional Packages

In addition to following the Contributing section, the following steps can be used to add new packages for review (via a PR).

  1. Clone an existing, similar, package within the vendors directory. Name the new folder with the same name as the binary package being installed.
  2. At a minimum, update the VERSION, DESCRIPTION, and Makefile to reflect the binary being installed. Ensure that a test task exist in the package Makefile.
  3. Test the install and ensure that it downloads and runs as expected (make -C install <your_package> INSTALL_PATH=/tmp)
  4. Test the apk build (see below)
  5. Update the (make init readme/deps readme)

Testing apk builds

To validate that a new package will build into an apk you can use the following steps;

make docker/build/apk/shell
make -C vendor/<appname> apk
# Some temp build files in the volume mount set user/group to nobody/nobody for apk building.
# It is easier to remove them while within the docker container.
rm -rf ./tmp/build.*

Makefile Targets

amtool                    0.20.0     Tool for interacting with the Alertmanager API
argocd                    1.4.0      Declarative GitOpts for Kubernetes
assume-role               0.3.2      Easily assume AWS roles in your terminal.
atlantis                  0.10.2     Terraform For Teams
awless                    0.1.11     A Mighty CLI for AWS
aws-iam-authenticator     0.4.0      A tool to use AWS IAM credentials to authenticate to a Kubernetes cluster
aws-okta                  0.19.4     aws-okta allows users to authenticate with AWS using Okta credentials
aws-vault                 5.1.2      A vault for securely storing and accessing AWS credentials in development environments
cfssl                     1.4.1      Cloudflare's PKI and TLS toolkit
chamber                   2.7.5      CLI for managing secrets
cli53                     0.8.16     Command line tool for Amazon Route 53
cloudflared               2019.9.0   Argo Tunnel client
cloudposse-atlantis    Terraform For Teams, enhanced by Cloud Posse
codefresh                 0.41.11    Codefresh CLI
ctop                      0.7.3      Top-like interface for container metrics
direnv                    2.20.0     Unclutter your .profile
doctl                     1.37.0     A command line tool for DigitalOcean services
duffle                    0.3.5b1    CNAB installer
emailcli                  1.0.3      Command line email sending client written in Go.
fargate                   0.3.2      CLI for AWS Fargate
fetch                     0.3.7      fetch makes it easy to download files, folders, and release assets from a specific public git commit, branch, or tag
figurine                  1.0.1      Print your name in style
fzf                       0.20.0     A command-line fuzzy finder
ghr                       0.13.0     Upload multiple artifacts to GitHub Releases in parallel
github-commenter          0.5.0      Command line utility for creating GitHub comments on Commits, Pull Request Reviews or Issues
github-release            0.7.2      Commandline app to create and edit releases on Github (and upload artifacts)
github-status-updater     0.2.0      Command line utility for updating GitHub commit statuses and enabling required status checks for pull requests
gitleaks                  1.2.0      Audit git repos for secrets 🔑
gomplate                  3.6.0      A flexible commandline tool for template rendering. Supports lots of local and remote datasources.
goofys                    0.23.1     a high-performance, POSIX-ish Amazon S3 file system written in Go
gosu                      1.11       Simple Go-based setuid+setgid+setgroups+exec
gotop                     3.0.0      A terminal based graphical activity monitor inspired by gtop and vtop
helm                      3.0.2      The Kubernetes Package Manager
helm2                     2.16.1     The Kubernetes Package Manager
helm3                     3.0.2      The Kubernetes Package Manager
helmfile                  0.98.2     Deploy Kubernetes Helm Charts
htmltest                  0.11.0     :white_check_mark: Test generated HTML for problems
hugo                      0.62.2     The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
json2hcl                  0.0.6      Convert JSON to HCL, and vice versa
jx                        2.0.1136   Jenkins-X
k3d                       1.4.0      Little helper to run Rancher Lab's k3s in Docker
k6                        0.26.0     A modern load testing tool, using Go and JavaScript -
k9s                       0.12.0     Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style
katafygio                 0.8.1      K8s continuous backup to git
kfctl                     0.7.1      Machine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes
kind                      0.7.0      A tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker
kops                      1.15.0     Kubernetes Operations (kops) - Production Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management
kops-1.12                 1.12.3     Kubernetes Operations (kops) - Production Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management
krew                      0.3.3      Kubectl plugin manager
kubecron                  1.0.2      Utilities to manage kubernetes cronjobs. Run a CronJob manually for test purposes. Suspend/unsuspend a CronJob
kubectl                   1.15.8     Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management
kubectl-1.13              1.13.12    Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management
kubectl-1.14              1.14.10    Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management
kubectl-1.15              1.15.8     Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management
kubectx                   0.7.1      Switch faster between clusters and namespaces in kubectl
kubens                    0.7.1      Switch faster between clusters and namespaces in kubectl
lazydocker                0.7.6      The lazier way to manage everything docker
lectl                     0.17       Script to check issued certificates by Let's Encrypt on CTL (Certificate Transparency Log) using
misspell                  0.3.4      Correct commonly misspelled English words in source files
pack                      0.6.0      Create cloud native Buildpacks
packer                    1.5.0      Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
pandoc              Universal markup converter
pgmetrics                 1.8.0      Postgres metrics
popeye                    0.6.1      A Kubernetes cluster resource sanitizer
promtool                  2.15.2     Prometheus CLI tool
rakkess                   0.4.2      Review Access - kubectl plugin to show an access matrix for all available resources
rancher                   2.3.2      Rancher CLI
rbac-lookup               0.5.0      Find Kubernetes roles and cluster roles bound to any user, service account, or group name.
retry                     3.3.0      ♻️ Functional mechanism based on channels to perform actions repetitively until successful.
scenery                   0.1.5      A Terraform plan output prettifier
sentry-cli                1.49.0     A command line utility to work with Sentry.
shellcheck                0.7.0      ShellCheck, a static analysis tool for shell scripts
shfmt                     3.0.1      A shell parser, formatter and interpreter (POSIX/Bash/mksh)
slack-notifier            0.2.0      Command line utility to send messages with attachments to Slack channels via Incoming Webhooks
sops                      3.5.0      Secrets management stinks, use some sops!
stern                     1.11.0     ⎈ Multi pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes
sudosh                    0.2.0      Shell wrapper to run a login shell with `sudo` as the current user for the purpose of audit logging
teleport                  4.1.8      Privileged access management for elastic infrastructure.
terraform                 0.12.19    Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and combining infrastructure safely and efficiently.
terraform-0.11            0.11.14    Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and combining infrastructure safely and efficiently.
terraform-0.12            0.12.10    Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and combining infrastructure safely and efficiently.
terraform-docs            0.8.0      Generate docs from terraform modules
terragrunt                0.21.11    Terragrunt is a thin wrapper for Terraform that provides extra tools for working with multiple Terraform modules.
terrahelp                 0.7.4      Terrahelp is as a command line utility that provides useful tricks like masking of terraform output.
tfenv                     0.4.0      Transform environment variables for use with Terraform (e.g. `HOSTNAME` ⇨ `TF_VAR_hostname`)
tfmask                    0.3.0      Terraform utility to mask select output from `terraform plan` and `terraform apply`
variant                   0.36.4     Variant is a Universal CLI tool that works like a task runner
venona                    0.29.0     Codefresh runtime-environment agent
yq                        2.4.1      yq is a portable command-line YAML processor

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