Development of Securedrop-Admin in the Admin Directory¶
admin directory contains the source of the
securedrop-admin script which is used in Tails to perform various
administrative tasks. It is a standalone python module which can be
tested on Debian GNU/Linux stretch with:
python3 bootstrap.py source .venv3/bin/activate pip3 install --no-deps --require-hashes -r requirements-dev.txt tox
A Docker helper is provided to simplify the installation and make it portable on various operating systems.
Run only flake8 with:
bin/dev-shell tox -e flake8
Run only one test foobar with:
bin/dev-shell tox -e py3 -- -k foobar
Docker has the admin directory mounted from the host into the container, at the same location to avoid any trouble with hardcoded absolute paths. It runs with the id of the host user so files created in the container are owned by the host user instead of root. If a script needs root access, it has passwordless sudo permissions.
Makefile targets are also provided for the most common
$ make Makefile for developing and testing securedrop-admin. Subcommands: help Print this message and exit. test Run tox update-pip-requirements Updates all Python requirements files via pip-compile.