Set up debusine-client


Install the debusine-client package which provides the debusine command.

If needed configure APT with the appropriate package repository.

The debusine command is used, among other things, to submit work requests to the Debusine server and to look into the status of the requests.

Initial setup

The debusine client needs the Debusine server URL and an enabled token for the server (see Create an API token).

  1. Create the directory for the config.ini file:

    $ mkdir --parents "$HOME/.config/debusine/client"
  2. Copy the example config.ini file to this directory:

    $ cp /usr/share/doc/debusine-client/examples/config.ini "$HOME/.config/debusine/client/"
  3. Edit the config.ini file:

    $ editor "$HOME/.config/debusine/client/config.ini"
  4. Rename [server:localhost] to [server:server_name] and set default-server = server_name. The Debusine client supports multiple servers, one of which is a default server. It is possible to specify to which server the Debusine client connects using the argument --server NAME.

  5. Set the api-url and token.

Test the configuration

Run the following command to ensure that the debusine client can successfully authenticate with the server:

$ echo "result: true" | debusine create-work-request noop
result: success
message: Work request registered on with id 1.
work_request_id: 1

If you don’t see result: success, then you likely have done something wrong. If the output doesn’t clearly tell you what went wrong, you can rerun the command with --debug to have more details. You can also check the debusine server logs to see if an error has been reported.