vyos-1x: VyOS command definitions, configuration scripts, and data
VyOS 1.1.x had its codebase split into way too many submodules for no good reason, which made it hard to navigate or write meaningful changelogs. As the code undergoes rewrite in the new style in VyOS 1.2.0+, we consolidate the rewritten code in this package.
If you just want to build a VyOS image, the repository you want is vyos-build. If you also want to contribute to VyOS, read on.
data # Jinja2 templates debian # Our package build system interface-definitions # Configuration interface (i.e. conf mode command) definitions op-mode-definitions # Operational command definitions python # Programming library for accessing the config frontend/backend schema # XML schema definition for conf mode and op mode commands scripts # Build-time scripts smoketest # Python Unittests for the CLI and system src conf_mode/ # Configuration mode scripts op_mode/ # Operational mode scripts completion/ # Completion helpers validators/ # Value validators helpers/ # Misc helpers migration-scripts # Migration scripts tests/ # Unit tests
node.def files for the old backend are no longer written by hand or
generated by custom scripts. They are all now produced from a unified XML format
that supports a strict subset of the old backend features. In particular, it
intentionally does not support embedded shell scripts, default values, and value
"types", instead delegating those tasks to external scripts.
Configuration interface definitions must conform to the schema found in
schema/interface_definition.rng and operational command definitions must
schema/op-mode-definition.rng. Schema checks are performed at build
time, so a package with malformed interface definitions will not build.
The guidelines in a nutshell:
- Use separate functions for retrieving configuration data, validating it, and generating taret config, see our documentation for the common structure
- Use the
get_config_dict()API as much as possible when retrieving values from the CLI
- Use a template processor when the format is more complex than just one line (our standard is Jinja2)
Tests are executed at build time, you can also execute them by hand with:
pipenv install --dev pipenv shell make test
Runtime (Smoke Tests)
Runtime tests are executed by the CI system on a running VyOS instance inside QEMU. The testcases can be found inside the smoketest subdirectory which will be placed into the vyos-1x-smoketest package.