Development release Ubuntu

Joachim Metz edited this page May 3, 2018 · 28 revisions

To download the latest version of Plaso you'll need to install the git tools:

sudo apt-get install git

Checkout the plaso source from the git repo:

git clone

To be able to run the plaso development release on Ubuntu or equivalent you'll have to have installed the dependencies.

Check if you have all the dependencies installed and have the right minimum version:

python utils/

Note that some dependencies are actively under development and can be frequently updated, therefore we recommend checking the status of the dependencies regularly.

Update frequently

If you really want to run the development release, aka "Bleeding Edge", make sure to update frequently.

To update plaso:

git pull origin master

If you are using a "github fork" your origin is pointing your fork not the main plaso git repo:

git remote -v
origin (fetch)
origin (push)

Add an upstream remote that you can use to sync your fork:

git remote add upstream
git pull --rebase upstream master

We provide packaged versions of the dependencies via the l2tbinary project. However it is possible that the dependencies are not fully up to date therefore we also provide a build script as part of l2tdevtools project to do unattended bulk builds.

Development tools

If you intend to do development on plaso you'll also need to install some development tools:

  • PyLint
  • Python Mock


Currently plaso development uses PyLint version 1.6.x.

Remove any older version of PyLint.

sudo apt-get remove pylint

For pylint 1.6.x the following additional dependencies are required:

Download and build the python-wrapt Debian package: TODO describe

Download and build the python-lazy-object-proxy Debian package: TODO describe

Download and build the python-logilab-common Debian package:

hg clone
cd common
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
cd ..

Since you're building from development branch it can be possible that you need to disable any failing tests. Either report these as bugs to the PyLint project or fix them yourself.

Download and build the python-astroid Debian package:

hg clone
cd astroid
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
cd ..

Download and build the pylint Debian package:

hg clone
cd pylint
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
cd ..

Install the python-wrapt, python-lazy-object-proxy, python-logilab-common, python-astroid and pylint Debian packages:

sudo dpkg -i python-wrapt python-lazy-object-proxy python-logilab-common_0.60.0-1_all.deb python-astroid_1.0.1-1_all.deb pylint_1.6.5-1_all.deb

Python Mock

To install Python Mock run:

sudo apt-get install python-mock
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