Building Packages

These guidelines are aimed at developers wishing to build RPM or .deb packages of Calamari.

  • git
  • Vagrant >= 1.3.5


git clone
git clone --branch=calamari
cd calamari/vagrant/precise-build
vagrant up
vagrant ssh -c 'sudo salt-call state.highstate'


The precise-build vagrant configuration builds packages for Ubuntu 12.04. There are other vagrant configurations in the same directory for other distributions.


git clone
cd calamari-clients/vagrant/precise-build
vagrant up
vagrant ssh -c 'sudo salt-call state.highstate'


The precise-build vagrant configuration is the only one that actually builds the UI: the other configurations in this folder simply take the output from precise-build and repackage it for another distribution.

Build results

On a successful build, vagrant machines will output built packages in the parent directory of the git repositories. For example, having run all the above commands:

$ ls
Diamond    # git clone of diamond
calamari   # git clone of calamari (server)
calamari-clients # git clone of calamari-clients
calamari-clients-build-output.tar.gz    # unpackaged build of calamari-clients
calamari-clients_1.2-rc2-47-g5f7c653_all.deb    # package for installation on calamari server
calamari-repo-precise.tar.gz    # minion repository, see below
calamari-server_1.2-rc2-58-gf3f7872_all.deb    # package for installation on calamari server
diamond_3.4.67_all.deb    # diamond package for use on ceph servers

The minion repository tarball may come as a surprise; this is an optional component. Untar this in /opt/calamari/webapp/content after installing calamari-server, and the packages contained in it will be served as an apt or yum repository by Calamari server. This includes salt-minion and diamond packages. Using this repository is optional because you may also choose to obtain these packages independently.

The calamari-clients-build-output.tar.gz file contains the built user interface in form suitable for rebuilding as a package for other platforms, or for use in a development environment. This tarball is the same thing that is inside the calamari-clients-<version>.deb package, but in a distro-agnostic form.

Finally, check your packages install correctly by following the installation procedure: Installing Calamari Server on Ubuntu 12.04


First a general note: while the vagrant environments are automatically provisioned with salt during “vagrant up”, this isn’t foolproof. If something seems wrong or built packages are not seen in the directory above mentioned, try this:

vagrant ssh
sudo salt-call state.highstate

When you want to dig into the details of what these vagrant configurations are doing, go look in the salt/ subdirectory of each one to see what is being run on a highstate.