Pulp should work on any operating system that can provide a Python 3.6+ runtime environment and the supporting dependencies e.g. a database. Pulp has been demonstrated to work on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, and Mac OSX.
Pulp 3 currently does not have an SELinux Policy or AppArmor Profile. Until then, any environment you run Pulp3 in needs have have SELinux or AppArmor either permissive or disabled. There are risks associated with this decision. See your distribution’s docs for more details
To help resolve this situation see these tickets to get involved:
Ansible Installation (Recommended)¶
To use ansible roles to install Pulp 3 instead of manual setup refer to Pulp 3 Ansible installer.
(Optional) Create a user account & group for Pulp 3 to run under, rather than using root. The following values are recommended:
shell: The path to the nologin executable
system account: yes
create corresponding private group: yes
Install python3.6(+) and pip.
Create a pulp venv:
$ python3 -m venv pulpvenv $ source pulpvenv/bin/activate
On some operating systems you may need to install a package which provides the
For example, on Ubuntu or Debian you need to run:
$ sudo apt-get install python3-venv
Install Pulp using pip:
$ pip install pulpcore-plugin pulpcore
To install from source, clone git repositories and do a local, editable pip installation:
$ git clone https://github.com/pulp/pulpcore.git $ pip install -e ./pulpcore[postgres] $ git clone https://github.com/pulp/pulpcore-plugin.git $ pip install -e ./pulpcore-plugin
Follow the configuration instructions to set the
WORKING_DIRECTORYwith the prescribed permissions from the configuration instructions.
In place of using the systemd unit files provided in the systemd-setup section, you can run the commands yourself inside of a shell. This is fine for development but not recommended in production:
$ /path/to/python/bin/rq worker -n 'resource-manager@%h' -w 'pulpcore.tasking.worker.PulpWorker' -c 'pulpcore.rqconfig' $ /path/to/python/bin/rq worker -n 'reserved-resource-worker-1@%h' -w 'pulpcore.tasking.worker.PulpWorker' -c 'pulpcore.rqconfig' $ /path/to/python/bin/rq worker -n 'reserved-resource-worker-2@%h' -w 'pulpcore.tasking.worker.PulpWorker' -c 'pulpcore.rqconfig'
Run Django Migrations:
$ django-admin migrate --noinput $ django-admin reset-admin-password --password admin
Collect Static Media for live docs and browsable API:
$ django-admin collectstatic --noinput
$ pulp-content # The Pulp Content service (listening on port 24816) $ django-admin runserver 24817 # The Pulp API service
You must provide a PostgreSQL database for Pulp to use. At this time, Pulp 3.0 will only work with PostgreSQL.
To install PostgreSQL, refer to the package manager or the PostgreSQL install docs. Oftentimes you can also find better installation instructions for your particular operating system from third-parties such as Digital Ocean.
On Ubuntu and Debian, the package to install is named
postgresql. On Fedora and CentOS, the package
The default PostgreSQL user and database name in the provided server.yaml file is
pulp. Unless you plan to
customize the configuration of your Pulp installation, you will need to create this user with the proper permissions
and also create the
pulp database owned by the
pulp user. If you do choose to customize your installation,
the database options can be configured in the DATABASES section of your server.yaml settings file.
See the Django database settings documentation
for more information on setting the DATABASES values in server.yaml.
After installing and configuring PostgreSQL, you should configure it to start at boot, and then start it:
$ sudo systemctl enable postgresql $ sudo systemctl start postgresql
The Pulp tasking system runs on top of Redis. This can be on a different host or the same host that Pulp is running on.
To install Redis, refer to your package manager or the Redis download docs.
For Fedora, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu, the package to install is named
After installing and configuring Redis, you should configure it to start at boot and start it:
$ sudo systemctl enable redis $ sudo systemctl start redis
To run the four Pulp services, systemd files needs to be created in /usr/lib/systemd/system/. The
Pulp 3 Ansible Installer makes these for you, but you
can also configure them by hand from the templates below. Custom configuration can be applied using
Environment option with various Pulp settings.
pulpcore-content.servicefile for the pulpcore-content service which serves Pulp content to clients. We recommend starting with the pulpcore-content template and setting the variables according to the pulpcore-content config variables documentation
pulpcore-api.servicefile for the pulpcore-api service which serves the Pulp REST API. We recommend starting with the pulpcore-api template and setting the variables according to the pulpcore-api config variables documentation
pulpcore-worker@.servicefile for the pulpcore-worker processes which allows you to manage one or more workers. We recommend starting with the pulpcore-worker template and setting the variables according to the pulp-worker config variables documentation
pulpcore-resource-manager.servicefile which can manage one pulpcore-resource-manager process. We recommend starting with the pulpcore-resource-manager template and setting the variables according to the pulpcore-resource-manager config variables documentation
These services can then be started by running:
sudo systemctl start pulpcore-resource-manager sudo systemctl start pulpcore-content sudo systemctl start pulpcore-api sudo systemctl start pulpcore-worker@1 sudo systemctl start pulpcore-worker@2