Only use this guide for your local development installation which is not connected to the Internet since your installation will be be initialized with insecure defaults!
First you want to switch your machine to an up to date Node.js version and install Yarn:
curl -sS https://deb.nodesource.com/gpgkey/nodesource.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://deb.nodesource.com/node_8.x xenial main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list echo "deb-src https://deb.nodesource.com/node_8.x xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
Then install the following libraries:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3-venv python3-wheel libxslt-dev libxml2-dev libz-dev libpq-dev build-essential python3-dev python3-setuptools git gettext libssl-dev libffi-dev nodejs yarn
Download the Source¶
Clone the repository using git and change into it:
git clone https://github.com/nextcloud/appstore.git cd appstore
App Store Setup¶
The project root contains a Makefile which allows you to quickly set everything up by running:
This will automatically set up the web app using venv, SQLite as database and create a default development settings file in nextcloudappstore/settings/development.py. You need to review the development settings and change them according to your setup. An admin user with name admin and password admin will also be created.
Launching the Development Server¶
The server can be started after activating the virtual environment first:
source venv/bin/activate export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=nextcloudappstore.settings.development python manage.py runserver
Every time you start a new terminal session you will need to reactive the virtual environment and set the development settings:
source venv/bin/activate export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=nextcloudappstore.settings.development
We therefore recommend creating a small bash alias in your ~/.bashrc:
alias cda='cd path/to/appstore && source venv/bin/activate && export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=nextcloudappstore.settings.development'
Keeping Up to Date¶
Before updating it is recommended to stop the development server.
To check out the latest changes simply pull:
git pull --rebase origin master
then make sure that the virtual environment is enabled and install new libraries:
apply new database migrations:
python manage.py migrate
and build the latest frontend:
yarn run build