Clojars web interface
This is only of interest to you if you want to hack on the Clojars source code (send me a pull request with your patches) or if you want to try to run your own copy (for example inside a company).
Running the webapp
There are several ways to run Clojars depending on what you intend to do with it. Regardless of how you run it, you first need to do some setup:
- Mac OS X Homebrwe:
brew install leiningen
- Mac OS X Homebrwe:
apt-get install sqlite3
- Mac OS X Homebrew:
brew install sqlite
Create an initial sqlite database:
mkdir data; sqlite3 data/db < clojars.sql
To run the application as standlone from the console:
Run the webapp:
java -jar clojars-web-*-standalone.jar 8080 8701
Now try hitting localhost:8080 in your web browser.
To run the application in auto-reload mode, from the console:
lein ring server
and that's it, it should automatically open a browser in localhost:3000.
If you'd like to run it out of an editor/IDE environment you can
probably eval a call to the
-main function in
If you'd like to hack on the UI or search it might be useful to have production-like metadata. I've put up a production database dump (with password hashes and email addresses stripped of course) which you can use like this:
wget http://meshy.org/~ato/clojars-test-data.sql.gz rm data/db zcat clojars-test-data.sql.gz | sqlite3 data/db
If you want all the actual jar files as well you can grab them via rsync.
The SSH integration is kind of a hack and needs improvement. Currently it uses Nailgun but the current setup has threading problems due to the way it does IO.
clojars.scp implements the SCP protocol
and acts as a Nailgun "nail" so it can be called from the
command-line. Clojars writes an SSH
with a line for each user's public key setting the login command to
ng --nailgun-port 8700 clojars.scp USERNAME.
To set it up:
Install the Nailgun
ngC program. Just unpack the Nailgun source and run
makethen copy the
ngexecutable somewhere like
Create a "clojars" unix account with a disabled password.
Disable password authentication for that user by adding this to
Match User clojars PasswordAuthentication no
Symlink in the auth_keys file the webapp generates:
cd /home/clojars mkdir .ssh cd .ssh ln -s ...../clojars-web/data/authorized_keys authorized_keys
There's a public mailing list email@example.com for general discussion. There's also a separate maintainers list for people looking after the repository and server.