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Pack and unpack Check_MK mkp files

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Pack or unpack Check_MK mkp files.

The purpose of this library is to generate mkp files from source without having to set up a complete Check_MK instance. It is not intended for installing mkp files to a Check_MK site.


pip install mkp


Automatically pack mkp package

Create a executable script in the the top directory, e.g.

#!/usr/bin/env python

from mkp import dist

    'author': 'John Doe',
    'description': 'Test the automatic creation of packages',
    'download_url': '',
    'name': 'test',
    'title': 'Test',
    'version': '1.0',
    'version.min_required': '1.2.3',

Create a directory structure as follows:

├── agents/
├── checkman/
├── checks/
├── doc/
├── inventory/
├── notifications/
├── pnp-templates/
├── web/

Empty directories can be omitted. Running will pack all files in the directories listed above to a mkp package with the canonical name and the specified metadata. The mkp file will be written to the dist directory.

Extract mkp package

import mkp

package = mkp.load_file('foo-1.0.mkp')

Pack files to mkp package

In contrast to dist, this provides the possibility to manually select the files by replacing find_files. It is also possible to choose a different output filename.

import mkp

info = {
  'author': 'tom-mi',
  'description': 'Test the system',
  'download_url': '',
  'files': mkp.find_files('path/to/files'),
  'name': 'test',
  'title': 'Test',
  'version': '1.0',
  'version.min_required': '1.2.3',
mkp.pack_to_file(info, 'path/to/files', 'test-1.0.mkp')


This software is licensed under GPLv2.

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