Getting Started

First steps with Luet

Prerequisites

No dependencies. For building packages see the Build Packages section

Get Luet

From release

Just grab a release from the release page on GitHub. The binaries are statically compiled.

Or you can install Luet also with a single command:

curl https://get.mocaccino.org/luet/get_luet_root.sh | sudo sh

Building Luet from source

Requirements:

  • Golang installed in your system.
  • make
$> git clone https://github.com/mudler/luet
$> cd luet
$> make build # or just go build

Install it as a system package

In the following section we will see how to install luet with luet itself. We will use a transient luet version that we are going to throw away right after we install it in the system.

# Get a luet release. It will be used to install luet in your system
wget https://github.com/mudler/luet/releases/download/0.8.3/luet-0.8.3-linux-amd64 -O luet
chmod +x luet

# Creates the luet configuration file and add the luet-index repository.
# The luet-index repository contains a collection of repositories which are 
# installable and tracked in your system as standard packages.
cat > .luet.yaml <<EOF
repositories:
- name: "mocaccino-repository-index"
  description: "MocaccinoOS Repository index"
  type: "http"
  enable: true
  cached: true
  priority: 1
  urls:
  - "https://get.mocaccino.org/mocaccino-repository-index"
EOF

# Install the official luet repository to get always the latest luet version
./luet install repository/luet

# Install luet (with luet) in your system
./luet install system/luet

# Remove the temporary luet used for bootstrapping
rm -rf luet

# Copy over the config file to your system
mkdir -p /etc/luet
mv .luet.yaml /etc/luet/luet.yaml

Configuration

Luet stores its configuration files in /etc/luet. If you wish to override its default settings, create a file /etc/luet/luet.yaml.

A example of a luet.yaml file can be found here.

There are a bunch of configuration settings available, but the most relevant are:

logging:
  color: true # Enable/Disable colored output
  enable_emoji: true # Enable/Disable emoji from output
general:
  debug: false # Enable/Disable debug
system:
  rootfs: "/" # What's our rootfs. Luet can install packages outside of "/"
  database_path: "/var/db/luet" # Where to store DB files
  database_engine: "boltdb"
  tmpdir_base: "/var/tmp/luet" # The temporary directory to be used

Adding repositories

To add repositories, you can either add a repositories stanza in your /etc/luet/luet.yaml or either add one or more yaml files in /etc/luet/repos.conf.d/.

Configuration in /etc/luet/luet.yaml

logging:
  color: true # Enable/Disable colored output
  enable_emoji: true # Enable/Disable emoji from output
general:
  debug: false # Enable/Disable debug
system:
  rootfs: "/" # What's our rootfs. Luet can install packages outside of "/"
  database_path: "/var/db/luet" # Where to store DB files
  database_engine: "boltdb"
  tmpdir_base: "/var/tmp/luet" # The temporary directory to be used
repositories:
- name: "mocaccino-desktop-stable" # Repository name
  description: "MocaccinoOS desktop Repository (stable)"
  type: "http" # Repository type, disk or http are supported (disk for local path)
  enable: true # Enable/Disable repo
  cached: true # Enable cache for repository
  priority: 3 # Cache priority
  urls: # Repository URLs
    - "https://get.mocaccino.org/mocaccino-desktop-stable"

Configuration in /etc/luet/repos.conf.d/

A repository file can be for example:

name: "mocaccino-desktop-stable" # Repository name
description: "MocaccinoOS desktop Repository (stable)"
type: "http" # Repository type, disk or http are supported (disk for local path)
enable: true # Enable/Disable repo
cached: true # Enable cache for repository
priority: 3 # Cache priority
urls: # Repository URLs
  - "https://get.mocaccino.org/mocaccino-desktop-stable"

There is available a collection of repositories, which is containing a list of repositories that can be installed in the system with luet install.

If you installed Luet from the curl command, you just need to run luet search repository to see a list of all the available repository, and you can install them singularly by running luet install repository/<name>. Otherwise, add the repository stanzas you need to /etc/luet/luet.yaml.



Last modified July 12, 2021 : Add docs about repository types (f8fdf37)