Adding your own distribution¶
So you have decided you want to venture into the bowels of ANVIL and want to get support for your latest and greatest distribution. This wiki will hopefully make that adventure simpler by listing out the key places, files and configs that may have to be adjusted to get that to work. This tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds. 1..2..3..4..5, boom!
One of the most useful things to do will be to get a virtual machine with your distribution and setup a stable state. Create a snapshot of that stable state just in-case you bork your machine later on.
Now turn ensure you run
DEBUG/VERBOSE logging using
will be useful to see exactly what actions and commands are being ran
instead of the default
INFO level logging which is just meant for
simple informational messages about the underlying actions which are
By looking at the config folder
distros you should exactly which
packages and pips and commands are needed for each component by looking
at a similar distribution. So you first task is to determine exactly
what versions are available for your distribution. If a version doesn’t
exist the you may need to resort to either using the pypi index or
having to package it yourself. If a version is to new, this is usually
ok (your mileage may vary) and if its to old then that might also not be
ok (your mileage may vary).