These are instructions for developing Robusta's core platform.

Most users are looking for the regular Installation or the documentation on Writing Playbook Actions. For developing Robusta itself, read on!

Installing Robusta in-cluster from source

  1. git clone the source code.

  2. Install skaffold and helm

  3. Run robusta gen-config and copy the result to deployment/generated_values.yaml

  4. Run skaffold run --tail, or skaffold run --tail -p apple-m1-dev if you're using Apple M1

Common errors

  • If you encounter an error like: "" is not a valid chart repository or cannot be reached then run:

helm repo add prometheus-community
  • If you're on Mac OS and receive errors about Pillow or libjpeg when running poetry install then run brew install libjpeg first.

  • If you encounter NotADirectoryError: [Errno 20] Not a directory while trying to debug, you may need to disable the Attach to subprocess option on your debugger.

For faster builds that are running on Google Cloud

  1. Install gcloud

  2. Run gcloud auth application-default login

  3. Now when you want to build:
    1. Run skaffold run -p gcloud-build

Running Robusta locally

This is never necessary, but you might find it more convenient to run Robusta locally and not in cluster.

  1. git clone the source code

  2. poetry install

  3. poetry run python3 -m robusta.runner.main

  4. Consider using telepresence to connect your local Robusta process with in-cluster services like Prometheus.

Running Robusta cli locally

This is only necessary if you are developing features for the cli itself.

Using poetry

  1. git clone the source code

  2. poetry install

  3. poetry run robusta

Alternative method using pip

This method installs robusta into your global python environment

  1. git clone the source code

  2. pip3 install .

Running Tests

See tests/