All Birdhouse WPS applications have a common way to bootstrap the buildout installation. Part of this bootstrap process is to install system packages required by the application and to initialize the buildout installation (
bootstrap.py, install Anaconda, …). In addition there is a Makefile to simplify some tasks like cleaning the sources and running buildout.
The installation is using the Python distribution system Anaconda to maintain software dependencies. You may use an existing (shared, read-only access possible) Anaconda installation. For this set an environment variable to the location of your existing Anaconda, for example:
$ export ANACONDA_HOME=/opt/anaconda
If Anaconda is not available then a minimal Anaconda will be installed during the installation processes in your home directory
The installation process setups a conda environment named
birdhouse. All additional packages and configuration files are going into this conda environment. The location is
There are two main files in this project:
- A copy of this script needs to be in each Birdhouse application. It will fetch the current
Makefilefrom the bootstrap github repo and install the essential system packages (
make, …) to start an installation.
Makefilehas targets to bootstrap and run buildout to install the application.