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Software Heritage lister

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This component from the Software Heritage stack aims to produce listings of software origins and their urls hosted on various public developer platforms or package managers. As these operations are quite similar, it provides a set of Python modules abstracting common software origins listing behaviors.

It also provides several lister implementations, contained in the following Python modules:

  • swh.lister.bitbucket
  • swh.lister.cgit
  • swh.lister.cran
  • swh.lister.debian
  • swh.liser.fedora
  • swh.lister.gitea
  • swh.lister.github
  • swh.lister.gitlab
  • swh.lister.gnu
  • swh.lister.gogs
  • swh.lister.golang
  • swh.lister.hex
  • swh.lister.launchpad
  • swh.lister.maven
  • swh.lister.npm
  • swh.lister.packagist
  • swh.lister.phabricator
  • swh.lister.pypi
  • swh.lister.tuleap


All required dependencies can be found in the requirements*.txt files located at the root of the repository.

Local deployment

lister configuration

Each lister implemented so far by Software Heritage (bitbucket, cgit, cran, debian, gitea, github, gitlab, gnu, golang, launchpad, npm, packagist, phabricator, pypi, tuleap, maven) must be configured by following the instructions below (please note that you have to replace <lister_name> by one of the lister name introduced above).

Preparation steps

  1. mkdir ~/.config/swh/
  2. create configuration file ~/.config/swh/listers.yml

Configuration file sample

Minimalistic configuration shared by all listers to add in file ~/.config/swh/listers.yml:

  cls: 'remote'
    url: 'http://localhost:5008/'

credentials: {}

Note: This expects scheduler (5008) service to run locally

Executing a lister

Once configured, a lister can be executed by using the swh CLI tool with the following options and commands:

$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister <lister_name> [lister_parameters]


$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister bitbucket

$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister cran

$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister gitea url=

$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister gitlab url=

$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister npm

$ swh --log-level DEBUG lister -C ~/.config/swh/listers.yml run --lister pypi


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

See top-level LICENSE file for the full text of the GNU General Public License along with this program.

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