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A recipe to provide facts about the context a buildout is running in

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This package provides information about the host you are running buildout on.

Exposed Parameters

The hostname of the machine buildout is running on, as returned by socket.gethostname()
The fully qualified domain of the machine buildout is running on, as return by socket.getfqdn(). If no fqdn is available, this will be the same as hostname.
The IP address of the network interface X.
The name of the account running buildout
The uid running buildout. Numerical.
The gid running buildout. Numerical.
The home directory of the user running buildout
The type of checkout that buildout is being run from. Supports Git or SVN, otherwise will be ‘unknown’.
The branch or that that buildout is being run from. Will be ‘unknown’ for unsupported VCS.

Using facts

This example uses the missingbits echo recipe to print information about the current machine:

parts = echo

recipe = isotoma.recipe.facts

recipe = missingbits:echo
echo =
    The hostname is ${facts:hostname}
    The fdqn is ${facts:fdqn}
    The main IP address is ${facts:interface.eth0.address}
    The VCS type is ${facts:vcs.type} and branch is ${facts:vcs.branch}
    The user is ${} and their home dir is ${facts:user.home}


0.0.3 (2011-08-30)

  • Set, user.home, user.uid and user.gid facts
  • Set vcs.branch and vcs.type even if the cwd isn’t Git or SVN.

0.0.2 (2011-08-22)

  • Add Git branch detection

0.0.1 (2011-08-11)

  • Detect information about vcs

0.0.0 (2011-08-09)

  • Initial version
  • Ability to get fqdn, hostname and ip addresses (by eth name)

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