23. Developing Plugins¶
This page is intended for people who are building Digital Rebar Provision plugins.
Prerequisites: go version 1.12 or better. These documents assumes the operator/devloper has the ability to both install and update Golang.
23.1. Plugin Build Quickstart¶
The follow is an example quickstart on how to setup Golang, get the source code, and build a plugin. In this document, we are showing how to do this on a stock CentOS 7 system. You can compile Golang binaries on any platform, but setup and usage on different platforms my vary.
With a freshly installed CentOS 7 system, get, install, and setup Golang:
sudo yum -y install git mkdir $HOME/go wget https://dl.google.com/go/go1.12.7.linux-amd64.tar.gz tar -xzvf go1.12.7.linux-amd64.tar.gz sudo mv go /usr/local/ export GOROOT=/usr/local/go export GOPATH=$HOME/go export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$GOROOT/bin:$PATH
Verify that Golang is installed and working for you:
go get ... syntax to get the source code pieces:
go get github.com/digitalrebar/provision go get github.com/digitalrebar/provision-plugins
Now, lets move to the plugins directory, and compile a plugin:
cd $HOME/go/src/github.com/digitalrebar/provision-plugins tools/build-one.sh cmds/ipmi
You should now have the IPMI plugin compiled for Linux amd64 (64bit) version:
[shane@fuji provision-plugins]$ ls -l bin/linux/amd64/ipmi -rwxr-xr-x. 1 shane shane 12311392 Sep 12 19:37 bin/linux/amd64/ipmi [shane@fuji provision-plugins]$ file bin/linux/amd64/ipmi bin/linux/amd64/ipmi: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, stripped
23.1.1. Crosscompile Plugin for Different Platform¶
Crosscompiling with Golang is very easy, and it is controlled with a few basic environment variables:
GOOS- defines the Operating System target to build for
GOARCH- defines the platform architecture to build for
An example to force building Linux amd64 binaries (if you are building on a Mac OS X system, for example):
GOOS=linux GOARCH=amd64 tools/build-one.sh cmds/ipmi
If your build system is the same Architecture as your target build binaries platform, simply
Mac OS X platforms use
darwin as the
GOOS variable setting if you wanted to compile
for a Mac OS X system.