Using a virtualenv
Although you don't strictly have to, you should use virtualenvwrapper for isolating your development environment. It is to your benefit because you'll be able to install the latest fedmsg from a git checkout without messing with your system fedmsg install (if you have one). The instructions here will assume you are using that.
You can install it with:
$ sudo yum install python-virtualenvwrapper
If you decide not to use python-virtualenvwrapper, you can always use
latest update of fedmsg in fedora. If you are doing this, simply ignore all
workon commands in these instructions. You can
install fedmsg with
sudo yum install fedmsg.
$ sudo yum install python-virtualenv openssl-devel zeromq-devel gcc
Cloning Upstream the Git Repo
The source code is on github. For read-only access, simply:
$ git clone git://github.com/fedora-infra/fedmsg.git
Of course, you may want to do the usual fork and then clone pattern if you intend to submit patches/pull-requests (please do!).
If submitting patches, you should check :doc:`contributing` for style guidelines.
Setting up your virtualenv
Create a new, empty virtualenv and install all the dependencies from pypi:
$ cd fedmsg $ mkvirtualenv fedmsg (fedmsg)$ python setup.py develop
If the mkvirtualenv command is unavailable try
source /usr/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh on Fedora (if you do not run Fedora
you might have to adjust the command a little).
You should also run the tests, just to make sure everything is sane:
(fedmsg)$ python setup.py test
Try out the shell commands
Having set up your environment in the Hacking section above, open up three terminals. In each of them, activate your virtualenv with:
$ workon fedmsg
and in one, type:
In the second, type:
(fedmsg)$ fedmsg-tail --really-pretty
In the third, type:
(fedmsg)$ echo "Hello, world" | fedmsg-logger
And you should see the message appear in the
There is a folder in the root of the upstream git checkout named
:mod:`fedmsg.config` will try to read this whenever the fedmsg API is
invoked. If you're starting a new project like a consumer or a webapp that is
sending fedmsg messages, you'll need to copy the
fedmsg.d/ directory to the
root directory of that project. In :doc:`deployment`, that folder is kept in
Watch out: if you have a
/etc/fedmsg.d/ folder and a local
./fedmsg.d/, fedmsg will read both. Global first, and then local.
Local values will overwrite system-wide ones.
The tutorial on consuming FAS messages from stg might be of further help. It was created before these instructions were written.