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Fetches and Manages Raspberry PI Images

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Raspberry pi image baker

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This tool fetches the latest Raspberry PI images from the official sources and keeps it in a local cache. You can then burn the image to SD card from the cached copy.

Using the tool allows you to script PI installs using the latest images and prevents unfortunate mishaps when writing it to the SD card.

All downloads are kept in local XDG specified cache directory, ~/.cache/pibake by default.

New images have new names so old versions are kept until manually deleted from the cache.

This means the images are always at hand and you can update your local copies when and if required.


To get help

$ pibake --help
Usage: pibake [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Fetch, manage and burn Raspberry PI images.

  -v, --verbose          Level of verbosity of logs
  -c, --cache-path PATH  Image cache path, Default: /home/thys/.cache/pibake
  --help                 Show this message and exit.

  bake   Bake selected image to disk mounted at...
  disks  List mounted SD card(s) that are good...
  fetch  Fetch images
  list   List all images available in local cache

Fetching images

$ pibake fetch --help
Usage: pibake fetch [OPTIONS]

  Fetch images

  -o, --overwrite / --no-overwrite
                                  Overwrite existing file
                                  Download NOOBS Full or Lite
  --help                          Show this message and exit.

Fetch the latest lite NOOBS image

$ pibake fetch NOOBS
Contacting server...
Fetching /home/thys/.pibake/
  [####################################]  100%

Fetch the latest full NOOBS image

$ pibake fetch --full
Contacting server...
Fetching /home/thys/.pibake/
  [####--------------------------------]   13%  0d 00:17:29

View potential SD cards to bake a image on. Most distributions will automount a disk when inserted. Applications like nautilus will also mount all available disks.

$ pibake disks
1 potential disk(s) are available:
Device /dev/sdb1 mounted on /run/media/thys/A881-FFA5

To list all images available locally

$ pibake list

To see where the images are retrieved from use the -vv option

pibake -vv fetch
Contacting server...
{'Accept-Ranges': 'bytes',
 'Age': '2714',
 'Content-Length': '33492713',
 'Content-Type': 'application/zip',
 'Date': 'Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:31:57 GMT',
 'ETag': '"140006-1ff0ee9-549d637969e00"',
 'Last-Modified': 'Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:41:28 GMT',
 'Server': 'Apache/2.2.22 (Debian)',
 'Via': '1.1 (pcd/42.0.189164.189164 (2016-03-03 08:58:06 '
 'X-Cache': 'HIT from'}
{'Connection': 'close',
 'Content-Encoding': 'gzip',
 'Content-Length': '278',
 'Content-Type': 'text/html; charset=iso-8859-1',
 'Date': 'Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:17:08 GMT',
 'Location': '',
 'Server': 'Apache/2.2.22 (Debian)',
 'Vary': 'Accept-Encoding'}
{'Connection': 'close',
 'Content-Encoding': 'gzip',
 'Content-Length': '284',
 'Content-Type': 'text/html; charset=iso-8859-1',
 'Date': 'Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:17:09 GMT',
 'Location': '',
 'Server': 'Apache/2.2.22 (Debian)',
 'Vary': 'Accept-Encoding'}
{'Connection': 'close',
 'Content-Length': '0',
 'Content-Type': 'text/x-python',
 'Date': 'Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:17:10 GMT',
 'Location': '',
 'Server': 'Apache/2.2.22 (Debian)'}


pibake is in pypi

$ pip install pibake

Install from source into virtualenv

$ workon pibake
$ pip install pibake

Install from source to local user in .local/

For this to be most useful have ${HOME}/.local/bin/ in $PATH

$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ pip install --user .


$ bumpversion --current-version=0.2.2 patch
$ python sdist bdist_wheel
$ twine upload -r test -s dist/*
$ twine upload dist/*

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