Run your own Software Heritage
This tutorial will guide from the basic step of obtaining the source code of the Software Heritage stack to running a local copy of it with which you can archive source code and browse it on the web. To that end, just follow the steps detailed below.
The easiest way to run a Software Heritage instance is to use Docker and docker-compose. Please refer to the docker-compose documentation if you do not have a working docker setup.
git clone https://forge.softwareheritage.org/source/swh-environment.git cd swh-environment/docker docker-compose up -d
When all the containers are up and running, you have a running Software Heritage platform. You should open:
http://localhost:5080/ to navigate your (empty for now) SWH archive,
http://localhost:5080/rabbitmq to access the rabbitmq dashboard (guest/guest),
http://localhost:5080/grafana to explore the platform’s metrics (admin/admin),
All the internal APIs are also exposed:
At this point, the simplest way to start loading software is to use the ‘Save Code Now’ feature of the archive web interface:
For details and an overview of what you can do with your Software Heritage, see the full Docker environment documentation.
Enjoy filling your hard drives!
Hacking the archive
If you want to hack the code of the Software Heritage Archive, a bit more work will be required.
To be able to write patches, you will need a development setup.
The best way to have a development-friendly environment is to build a mixed docker/virtualenv setup.
Such a setup is described in the Developer Setup Guide.