The server is using in Python, using the Flask web framework and SQLAlchemy for the models.
To install the server in a virtualenv do the following:
Clone the repository
Create the virtualenv and activate it
$ virtualenv vpopcorn $ source vpopcorn/bin/activate
You will need the postgresql and python development files to install psycopg2 which
is a required dependency for popcorn you should install this using your
distribution's package manager. Example:
zypper install gcc python-devel postgresql-devel
Set up your development environment. This will add the popcorn package to your python path, but will not install it anywhere else. You can now edit the files in the git clone directory and the changes will be immediately visible to the server.
$ cd popcorn $ ./setup.py develop
You can check that the unittests run fine
$ ./setup.py test
Setup the database
Install and setup postgresql-server for your distribution, then turn it on. Create the popcorn user and database.
$ su - postgres $ createuser popcorn -P Enter password for new role: <enter popcorn as the password> Enter it again: <popcorn again> Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) n Shall the new role be allowed to create databases? (y/n) n Shall the new role be allowed to create more new roles? (y/n) n $ createdb popcorn --owner=popcorn
If you've set different values here than the default, edit
popcorn/configs.py and set them there as well
Setup the database to use md5 authentication for local users by editing your system's
pg_hba.conf file and replacing these lines:
# "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only local all all ident sameuser # IPv4 local connections: host all all 127.0.0.1/32 ident sameuser
# "local" is for Unix domain socket connections only local all all md5 # IPv4 local connections: host all all 127.0.0.1/32 md5
Initialize the database (installs tables and initial data).
Start the server with the
--debug flag (changes to files will cause
the server to reload them immediately + nice traceback pages)
$ ./server/popcorn-server --debug * Running on http://127.0.0.1:5000/ * Restarting with reloader
You can now point your browser to http://127.0.0.1:5000/ (there won't be much to see).
In order to test the client, you will need to have the
package installed. It's easier to do this from outside the virtualenv,
because virtualenv will hide your system's site-packages by default (and
this is also how
popcorn-client will run in the wild).
$ POPCORN_ENABLED=1 ./popcorn-client Submission received. Thanks!
If you now look on the popcorn webUI, you should see a lot of data about your currently installed packages.