RhodeCode Tools Installation

As of RhodeCode Enterprise 3.4.1 RhodeCode Tools is installed automatically on the server with RhodeCode Enterprise. You do not need to install RhodeCode Tools on the server, but you will need to install them on machines that need remote access. The tools are linked to the instance folder, for example ~/.rccontrol/instance-id/profile/bin

You can list the available tools using the following example, and the valid tools options are those which correspond with those in the RhodeCode Tools section.

$ ls ~/.rccontrol/enterprise-4/profile/bin/

gen_js_i18n    rhodecode-cleanup-gists   rhodecode-tools  svnrdump
gen_js_routes  rhodecode-cleanup-repos   supervisorctl    svnserve
git            rhodecode-config          supervisord      svnsync
gunicorn       rhodecode-extensions      svn              svnversion
hg             rhodecode-gist            svnadmin         vcsserver
paster         rhodecode-index           svndumpfilter
rc-server      rhodecode-list-instances  svnlook
rhodecode-api  rhodecode-setup-config    svnmucc

You can then use the tools as described in the RhodeCode Tools section using the following example:

# Running the indexer
$ ~/.rccontrol/enterprise-1/profile/bin/rhodecode-index \
    --instance-name=enterprise-1

# Cleaning up gists
$ ~/.rccontrol/enterprise-4/profile/bin/rhodecode-cleanup-gists \
    --instance-name=enterprise-4

Scanning for gists in /home/brian/repos/.rc_gist_store...
preparing to remove [1] found gists

Installing RhodeCode Tools

RhodeCode Tools enable you to automate many of the most common RhodeCode Enterprise functions through the API. Installing them on a local machine lets you carry out maintenance on the server remotely. Once installed you can use them to index your repositories to setup full-text search, strip commits, or install RhodeCode Extensions for additional functionality.

For more detailed instructions about using RhodeCode Tools for indexing and full-text search, see Full-text Search

To install RhodeCode Tools, use the following steps:

  1. Set up a virtualenv on your local machine, see virtualenv instructions here.
  2. Install RhodeCode Tools using pip. Full url with token is available at https://rhodecode.com/u/#rhodecode-tools pip install -I https://dls.rhodecode.com/dls/<token>/rhodecode-tools/latest

Once RhodeCode Tools is installed using these steps there are a few extra configuration changes you can make. These are explained in more detail in the Full-text Search section, and the RhodeCode Tools section.

# Create a virtualenv
brian@ubuntu:~$ virtualenv venv
New python executable in venv/bin/python
Installing setuptools, pip...done.

# Activate the virtualenv
brian@ubuntu:~$ . venv/bin/activate

# Install RhodeCode Tools inside the virtualenv, full url with token is available at https://rhodecode.com/u/#rhodecode-tools
$ pip install -I https://dls.rhodecode.com/dls/<token>/rhodecode-tools/latest

# Check the installation
$ rhodecode-tools --help