Getting up and running in no time (for devs)


If you are just looking to take Jerakia for a spin with no strings attached, or want to try stuff out in a development environment, you can do so very easily right from your home directory assuming you have bundler installed. The test/fixtures directory in the git repo contains all the scaffolding needed for a fully working test environment, it’s what our automated tests use.

  • Configuration is at test/fixtures/etc/jerakia/jerakia.yaml
  • Jerakia policies are at test/fixtures/etc/jerakia/policy.d/
  • Data and schemas are at test/fixtures/var/lib/jerakia/
  • You only need to set two environment variables for this to work out of the box, RUBYLIB and JERAKIA_CONFIG, and there is a script to do that.

Get up and running

It’s pretty simple, just clone the repo and set a couple of environment variables and you can use Jerakia. You need to be in the root Jerakia folder to run commands as paths are relative. Here is what you need to do

$ git clone
$ cd jerakia
$ bundle install
$ . test/

If all went well, you should be able to run Jerakia from the root folder calling ./bin/jerakia. In our test data we have the key cities in the test namespace, so you should simply be able to run this as…

$ bin/jerakia lookup cities -n test
{"france"=>"paris", "argentina"=>"buenos aires", "spain"=>"malaga"}