invtool requires requests and simplejson (and argparse if you are running python2.6):
sudo pip install -r requirements.txt sudo python setup.py install
An optional package (though highly recommend and included in requirements.txt) is keychain. If you need to use invtool without it, remove it from requirements.txt and store your ldap password in plaintext.
invtool supports a few different ways of setting your credentials. Your username can either be stored in the configuration file or passed at the command line. Your password may be stored in the configuration file (in plain text), stored in a python-keyring, or passed on the command line. If you do not want to store your credentials on disk at all, you must remove the ldap_username AND ldap_password entries from the configuration file.
invtool will look for a configuration file at ./etc/invtool.conf and if it can't find anything there, /etc/invtool.conf.
Here is a quick tip for a non-root install:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:uberj/inv-tool.git invtool cd invtool cp etc/invtool.conf-dist etc/invtool.conf # Set host and port $EDITOR etc/invtool.conf export PYTHONPATH=.:$PYTHONPATH ln -s ./bin/invtool ./devinvtool ./devinvtool status
On this first invocation, if no credentials have been previously set, invtool will prompt you for them. If the keyring module is present, your password will be stored in the system keyring for later use under the service "invtool-ldap". The keyring service name can be changed in the configuration file.
man invtool OR checkout the repo and run make man.