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# See https://pre-commit.com for more information
# See https://pre-commit.com/hooks.html for more hooks
repos:
- repo: https://github.com/pre-commit/pre-commit-hooks
rev: v3.2.0
hooks:
- id: trailing-whitespace
- id: end-of-file-fixer
- id: check-yaml
- id: check-added-large-files
- repo: https://github.com/Lucas-C/pre-commit-hooks-nodejs
rev: v1.1.1
hooks:
- id: markdown-toc
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[[_TOC_]]
<!-- toc -->
- [Architecture](#architecture)
* [Plugins](#plugins)
* [Actions](#actions)
* [Backends](#backends)
* [Events](#events)
* [Hooks](#hooks)
* [Procedures](#procedures)
* [Cronjobs](#cronjobs)
* [The web interface](#the-web-interface)
- [Installation](#installation)
* [System installation](#system-installation)
* [Installing the dependencies for your extensions](#installing-the-dependencies-for-your-extensions)
+ [Install via `extras` name](#install-via-extras-name)
+ [Install via `manifest.yaml`](#install-via-manifestyaml)
+ [Check the instructions reported in the documentation](#check-the-instructions-reported-in-the-documentation)
* [Virtual environment installation](#virtual-environment-installation)
* [Docker installation](#docker-installation)
- [Mobile app](#mobile-app)
- [Tests](#tests)
- [Funding](#funding)
<!-- tocstop -->
- Recommended read: [**Getting started with Platypush**](https://blog.platypush.tech/article/Ultimate-self-hosted-automation-with-Platypush).
- The [blog](https://blog.platypush.tech) is in general a good place to get more insights on what you can build with it and inspiration about possible usages.
- The [blog](https://blog.platypush.tech) is in general a good place to get
more insights on what you can build with it and inspiration about possible
usages.
- The [wiki](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/wikis/home) also contains many resources on getting started.
- The [wiki](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/wikis/home) also
contains many resources on getting started.
- Extensive documentation for all the available integrations and messages [is available](https://docs.platypush.tech/).
- Extensive documentation for all the available integrations and messages [is
available](https://docs.platypush.tech/).
- If you have issues/feature requests/enhancement ideas please [create an issue](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/issues).
- If you have issues/feature requests/enhancement ideas please [create an
issue](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/issues).
- A [Reddit channel](https://www.reddit.com/r/platypush) is also available for more general questions.
- A [Reddit channel](https://www.reddit.com/r/platypush) is also available for
more general questions.
---
Platypush is a general-purpose extensible platform for automation and integration across multiple services and devices.
Platypush is a general-purpose extensible platform for automation and
integration across multiple services and devices.
It enables users to create their own self-hosted pieces of automation based on events (*if this happens then do that*)
and it provides a comprehensive and customizable user interface that collects everything you need to visualize and
control under one roof.
It enables users to create their own self-hosted pieces of automation based on
events (*if this happens then do that*)
and it provides a comprehensive and customizable user interface that collects
everything you need to visualize and control under one roof.
It takes some concepts from [IFTTT](https://ifttt.com), [Tasker](https://tasker.joaoapps.com/),
[Microsoft Flow](https://flow.microsoft.com), [PushBullet](https://pushbullet.com) and
[Home Assistant](https://www.home-assistant.io/) to provide an environment where the user can easily connect things
together.
It takes some concepts from [IFTTT](https://ifttt.com),
[Tasker](https://tasker.joaoapps.com/), [Microsoft
Flow](https://flow.microsoft.com), [PushBullet](https://pushbullet.com) and
[Home Assistant](https://www.home-assistant.io/) to provide an environment
where the user can easily connect things together.
Its ideal home is a single-board computer like a RaspberryPi that you can configure to orchestrate any home automation
and cloud automation in your own living room or garage, but it can easily run on any device that can run a Python
interpreter, and the bar for the hardware requirements is very low as well - I use it to run pieces of automation on
devices as powerful as a RaspberryPi Zero or an old Nokia N900 with Linux.
Its ideal home is a single-board computer like a RaspberryPi that you can
configure to orchestrate any home automation and cloud automation in your own
living room or garage, but it can easily run on any device that can run a
Python interpreter, and the bar for the hardware requirements is very low as
well - I use it to run pieces of automation on devices as powerful as a
RaspberryPi Zero or an old Nokia N900 with Linux.
You can use Platypush to do things like:
......@@ -49,8 +83,10 @@ You can use Platypush to do things like:
- [Create custom and privacy-secure voice assistants that run custom hooks on your phrases](https://blog.platypush.tech/article/Build-custom-voice-assistants)
- Build integrations between [sensors](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/sensor.html),
[cameras](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/camera.pi.html),
[microphones](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/sound.html) and
[machine learning models](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/tensorflow.html) to create smart
[microphones](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/sound.html)
and [machine learning
models](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/tensorflow.html)
to create smart
pieces of automation for e.g.
[people detection](https://blog.platypush.tech/article/Detect-people-with-a-RaspberryPi-a-thermal-camera-Platypush-and-a-pinch-of-machine-learning)
or [sound detection](https://blog.platypush.tech/article/Create-your-smart-baby-monitor-with-Platypush-and-Tensorflow)
......@@ -62,35 +98,53 @@ You can use Platypush to do things like:
- [Control your smart switches](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/switch.html)
- [Implement automated custom text-to-speech routines](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/tts.html)
- [Build any kind of interactions and automation routines with your Android device using Tasker](https://blog.platypush.tech/article/How-to-build-your-personal-infrastructure-for-data-collection-and-visualization)
- Play [local videos](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/media.mpv.html), YouTube videos and torrent media from any device and service, to any device
- Play [local
videos](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/media.mpv.html),
YouTube videos and torrent media from any device and service, to any device
- [Get weather forecast events for your location and build automation routines on them](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/weather.darksky.html)
- [Create a custom single hub for Zigbee and Z-Wave smart devices](https://blog.platypush.tech/article/Transform-a-RaspberryPi-into-a-universal-Zigbee-and-Z-Wave-bridge)
- Build your own web dashboard with calendar, weather, news and music controls (basically, anything that has a Platypush web widget)
- Build your own web dashboard with calendar, weather, news and music controls
(basically, anything that has a Platypush web widget)
- ...and much more (basically, anything that comes with a [Platypush plugin](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/plugins.html))
## Architecture
The architecture of Platypush consists of a few simple pieces, orchestrated by a configuration file stored by default
under [`~/.config/platypush/config.yaml`](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/conf/config.yaml):
### [Plugins](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/plugins.html)
They are integrations that do things - like
[modify files](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/file.html),
[train and evaluate machine learning models](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/tensorflow.html),
[control cameras](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/camera.pi.html),
[read sensors](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/gpio.sensor.dht.html),
[parse a web page](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/http.webpage.html),
[control lights](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/light.hue.html),
[send emails](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/mail.smtp.html),
[control Chromecasts](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/media.chromecast.html),
[run voice queries](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/assistant.google.html),
[handle torrent transfers](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/torrent.html) or
control [Zigbee](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/zigbee.mqtt.html) or
[Z-Wave](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/zwave.html) devices.
The configuration of a plugin matches one-on-one that of its documented class constructor, so it's very straightforward
to write a configuration for a plugin by reading its documentation:
The architecture of Platypush consists of a few simple pieces, orchestrated by
a configuration file stored by default under
[`~/.config/platypush/config.yaml`](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/conf/config.yaml):
### Plugins
[Full list](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/plugins.html)
Plugins are integrations that do things - like [modify
files](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/file.html),
[train and evaluate machine learning
models](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/tensorflow.html),
[control
cameras](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/camera.pi.html),
[read
sensors](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/gpio.sensor.dht.html),
[parse a web
page](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/http.webpage.html),
[control
lights](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/light.hue.html),
[send
emails](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/mail.smtp.html),
[control
Chromecasts](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/media.chromecast.html),
[run voice
queries](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/assistant.google.html),
[handle torrent
transfers](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/torrent.html)
or control
[Zigbee](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/zigbee.mqtt.html)
or [Z-Wave](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/plugins/zwave.html)
devices.
The configuration of a plugin matches one-on-one that of its documented class
constructor, so it's very straightforward to write a configuration for a plugin
by reading its documentation:
```yaml
light.hue:
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### Actions
Plugins expose *actions*, that match one-on-one the plugin class methods denoted by `@action`, so it's very
straightforward to invoke plugin actions by just reading the plugin documentation. They can be invoked directly from
your own scripts or they can be sent to the platform through any supported channel as simple JSON messages:
Plugins expose *actions*, that match one-on-one the plugin class methods
denoted by `@action`, so it's very straightforward to invoke plugin actions by
just reading the plugin documentation. They can be invoked directly from your
own scripts or they can be sent to the platform through any supported channel
as simple JSON messages:
```json
{
......@@ -116,37 +172,54 @@ your own scripts or they can be sent to the platform through any supported chann
}
```
### [Backends](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/backends.html)
They are background services that either listen for messages on channels (like an
[HTTP backend](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/http.html), an
[MQTT instance](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/mqtt.html), a
[Kafka instance](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/kafka.html), a
[Websocket service](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/websocket.html),
[Pushbullet](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/pushbullet.html) etc.) or monitor a device or a
service for events (like a [sensor](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/sensor.html), a custom
[voice assistant](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/assistant.google.html), a bridge running on a
[Zigbee](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/zigbee.mqtt.html) or
[Z-Wave](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/zwave.html), an
[NFC card reader](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/nfc.html), a
[MIDI device](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/midi.html), a
[Telegram channel](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/chat.telegram.html), a
[Bluetooth scanner](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/bluetooth.scanner.ble.html) etc.).
If a backend supports the execution of requests (e.g. HTTP, MQTT, Kafka, Websocket and TCP) then you can send requests
to these services in JSON format. For example, in the case of the HTTP backend:
### Backends
[Full list](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/backends.html)
They are background services that either listen for messages on channels (like
an [HTTP
backend](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/http.html), an
[MQTT
instance](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/mqtt.html), a
[Kafka
instance](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/kafka.html),
a [Websocket
service](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/websocket.html),
[Pushbullet](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/pushbullet.html)
etc.) or monitor a device or a service for events (like a
[sensor](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/sensor.html),
a custom [voice
assistant](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/assistant.google.html),
a bridge running on a
[Zigbee](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/zigbee.mqtt.html)
or
[Z-Wave](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/zwave.html),
an [NFC card
reader](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/nfc.html), a
[MIDI
device](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/midi.html), a
[Telegram
channel](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/chat.telegram.html),
a [Bluetooth
scanner](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/bluetooth.scanner.ble.html)
etc.).
If a backend supports the execution of requests (e.g. HTTP, MQTT, Kafka,
Websocket and TCP) then you can send requests to these services in JSON format.
For example, in the case of the HTTP backend:
```shell
# Get a token
# Get a token
curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '
{
"username": "$YOUR_USER",
"password": "$YOUR_PASSWORD"
}' http://host:8008/auth
# Execute a request
# Execute a request
curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H "Authorization: Bearer $YOUR_TOKEN" -d '
curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $YOUR_TOKEN" -d '
{
"type": "request",
"action": "tts.say",
......@@ -156,33 +229,38 @@ curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H "Authorization: Bearer $YOUR_
}' http://host:8008/execute
```
### [Events](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/events.html)
When a certain event occurs (e.g. a JSON request is received, or a
[Bluetooth device is connected](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/bluetooth.html#platypush.message.event.bluetooth.BluetoothDeviceConnectedEvent),
or a
[Flic button is pressed](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/button.flic.html#platypush.message.event.button.flic.FlicButtonEvent),
or some
[speech is detected on the voice assistant service](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/assistant.html#platypush.message.event.assistant.SpeechRecognizedEvent),
or an
[RSS feed has new items](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/http.rss.html#platypush.message.event.http.rss.NewFeedEvent),
or a
[new email is received](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/mail.html#platypush.message.event.mail.MailReceivedEvent),
or a
[new track is played](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/music.html#platypush.message.event.music.NewPlayingTrackEvent),
or an
[NFC tag is detected](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/nfc.html#platypush.message.event.nfc.NFCTagDetectedEvent),
or
[new sensor data is available](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/sensor.html#platypush.message.event.sensor.SensorDataChangeEvent),
or
[a value of a Zigbee device changes](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/zigbee.mqtt.html#platypush.message.event.zigbee.mqtt.ZigbeeMqttDevicePropertySetEvent),
etc.), the associated backend will trigger an [event](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/events.html).
### Events
[Full list](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/events.html)
When a certain event occurs (e.g. a JSON request is received, or a [Bluetooth
device is
connected](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/bluetooth.html#platypush.message.event.bluetooth.BluetoothDeviceConnectedEvent),
or a [Flic button is
pressed](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/button.flic.html#platypush.message.event.button.flic.FlicButtonEvent),
or some [speech is detected on the voice assistant
service](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/assistant.html#platypush.message.event.assistant.SpeechRecognizedEvent),
or an [RSS feed has new
items](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/http.rss.html#platypush.message.event.http.rss.NewFeedEvent),
or a [new email is
received](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/mail.html#platypush.message.event.mail.MailReceivedEvent),
or a [new track is
played](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/music.html#platypush.message.event.music.NewPlayingTrackEvent),
or an [NFC tag is
detected](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/nfc.html#platypush.message.event.nfc.NFCTagDetectedEvent),
or [new sensor data is
available](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/sensor.html#platypush.message.event.sensor.SensorDataChangeEvent),
or [a value of a Zigbee device
changes](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/events/zigbee.mqtt.html#platypush.message.event.zigbee.mqtt.ZigbeeMqttDevicePropertySetEvent),
etc.), the associated backend will trigger an
[event](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/events.html).
### Hooks
Event hooks are custom pieces of logic that will be run when a certain event is triggered. Hooks are the glue that
connects events to actions, exposing a paradigm similar to IFTTT (_if a certain event happens then run these actions_).
They can declared as:
Event hooks are custom pieces of logic that will be run when a certain event is
triggered. Hooks are the glue that connects events to actions, exposing a
paradigm similar to IFTTT (_if a certain event happens then run these
actions_). They can declared as:
- Sections of the [`config.yaml`](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/conf/config.yaml).
Example:
......@@ -206,9 +284,10 @@ event.hook.SearchSongVoiceCommand:
resource: ${output[0]['file']}
```
- Stand-alone Python scripts stored under `~/.config/platypush/scripts` and will be dynamically imported at start time.
- Stand-alone Python scripts stored under `~/.config/platypush/scripts` and
will be dynamically imported at start time.
[Example](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/conf/hook.py):
```python
from platypush.event.hook import hook
from platypush.utils import run
......@@ -227,13 +306,17 @@ def on_music_play_command(event, title=None, artist=None, **context):
### Procedures
Procedures are pieces of custom logic that can be executed as atomic actions using `procedure.<name>` as an action name.
They can be defined either in the `config.yaml` or as Python scripts stored under `~/.config/platypush/scripts` -
provided that the procedure is also imported in `~/.config/platypush/scripts/__init__.py` so it can be discovered by
the service.
Procedures are pieces of custom logic that can be executed as atomic actions
using `procedure.<name>` as an action name.
They can be defined either in the `config.yaml` or as Python scripts stored
under `~/.config/platypush/scripts` - provided that the procedure is also
imported in `~/.config/platypush/scripts/__init__.py` so it can be discovered
by the service.
YAML example for a procedure that can be executed when we arrive home and turns on the lights if the luminosity is lower
that a certain thresholds, says a welcome home message using the TTS engine and starts playing the music:
YAML example for a procedure that can be executed when we arrive home and turns
on the lights if the luminosity is lower that a certain thresholds, says a
welcome home message using the TTS engine and starts playing the music:
```yaml
procedure.at_home:
......@@ -256,7 +339,7 @@ procedure.at_home:
Python example:
```python
# Content of ~/.config/platypush/scripts/home.py
# Content of ~/.config/platypush/scripts/home.py
from platypush.procedure import procedure
from platypush.utils import run
......@@ -270,11 +353,12 @@ def at_home(**context):
run('music.mpd.play')
```
In either case, you can easily trigger the at-home procedure by sending an action request message to a backend - for
example, over the HTTP backend:
In either case, you can easily trigger the at-home procedure by sending an
action request message to a backend - for example, over the HTTP backend:
```shell
curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H "Authorization: Bearer $YOUR_TOKEN" -d '
curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $YOUR_TOKEN" -d '
{
"type": "request",
"action": "procedure.at_home"
......@@ -283,15 +367,18 @@ curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H "Authorization: Bearer $YOUR_
### Cronjobs
Cronjobs are pieces of logic that will be run at regular intervals, expressed in crontab-compatible syntax.
They can be defined either in the `config.yaml` or as Python scripts stored under `~/.config/platypush/scripts` as
functions labelled by the `@cron` decorator.
Cronjobs are pieces of logic that will be run at regular intervals, expressed
in crontab-compatible syntax. They can be defined either in the `config.yaml`
or as Python scripts stored under `~/.config/platypush/scripts` as functions
labelled by the `@cron` decorator.
Note that seconds are also supported (unlike the standard crontab definition), but, for back-compatibility with the
standard crontab format, they are at the end of the cron expression, so the expression is actually in the format
Note that seconds are also supported (unlike the standard crontab definition),
but, for back-compatibility with the standard crontab format, they are at the
end of the cron expression, so the expression is actually in the format
`<minute> <hour> <day_of_month> <month> <day_of_week> <second>`.
YAML example for a cronjob that is executed every 30 seconds and checks if a Bluetooth device is nearby:
YAML example for a cronjob that is executed every 30 seconds and checks if a
Bluetooth device is nearby:
```yaml
cron.check_bt_device:
......@@ -310,7 +397,7 @@ cron.check_bt_device:
Python example:
```python
# Content of ~/.config/platypush/scripts/bt_cron.py
# Content of ~/.config/platypush/scripts/bt_cron.py
from platypush.cron import cron
from platypush.utils import run
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### The web interface
If [`backend.http`](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/http.html) is enabled then a web interface
will be provided by default on `http://host:8008/`. Besides using the `/execute` endpoint for running requests, the
built-in web server also provides a full-featured interface that groups together the controls for most of the plugins -
e.g. sensors, switches, music controls and search, media library and torrent management, lights, Zigbee/Z-Wave devices
and so on. The UI is responsive and mobile-friendly.
If
[`backend.http`](https://docs.platypush.tech/en/latest/platypush/backend/http.html)
is enabled then a web interface will be provided by default on
`http://host:8008/`. Besides using the `/execute` endpoint for running
requests, the built-in web server also provides a full-featured interface that
groups together the controls for most of the plugins - e.g. sensors, switches,
music controls and search, media library and torrent management, lights,
Zigbee/Z-Wave devices and so on. The UI is responsive and mobile-friendly.
The web service also provides means for the user to create
[custom dashboards](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/conf/dashboard.xml) that can
be used to show information from multiple sources on a large screen.
The web service also provides means for the user to create [custom
dashboards](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/conf/dashboard.xml)
that can be used to show information from multiple sources on a large screen.
## Installation
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Platypush uses Redis to deliver and store requests and temporary messages:
```yaml
# Example for Debian-based distributions
# Example for Debian-based distributions
[sudo] apt-get install redis-server
# Enable and start the service
# Enable and start the service
[sudo] systemctl enable redis
[sudo] systemctl start redis
```
To install the core platform:
* The `pip` way:
- The `pip` way:
```shell
[sudo] pip3 install platypush
```
* The sources way:
- The sources way:
```shell
git clone https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush.git
cd platypush
[sudo] pip install .
# Or
[sudo] python3 setup.py install
```
Then install the extensions that you wish to use. There are a few ways to check the dependencies required by an
extension:
### Installing the dependencies for your extensions
#### Check their `extras` name in [`extras_require` under `setup.py`](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/setup.py#L72).
After installing the base platform, you may want to check the dependencies and
configuration required by the extensions that you wish to use. There are a few
ways to check the dependencies required by an extension:
If you follow this route then you can install the extra dependencies in one of the following ways:
#### Install via `extras` name
All the extensions that require extra dependencies are listed in the
[`extras_require` section under
`setup.py`](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/setup.py#L72).
#### Install via `manifest.yaml`
All the plugins and backends have a `manifest.yaml` file in their source folder.
Any extra dependencies are listed there
If you followed the `extras` or `manifest.yaml` way to discover the
dependencies, then you can install them in two ways:
1. `pip` installation:
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cd $DIR_TO_PLATYPUSH
[sudo] pip3 install '.[extra1,extra2,extra3]'
```
#### Check the dependencies/installation instructions reported under the plugin/backend documentation.
If you follow this route then simply run the commands listed in the plugin/backend documentation to get the dependencies
installed.
#### Check the instructions reported in the documentation
After installing the dependencies, create a configuration file under `~/.config/platypush/config.yaml` (the application
can load the configuration from another location through the `-c` option) containing the configuration of the backend
and plugins that you want to use, and add any hooks and procedures for your use case.
If you follow this route then simply run the commands listed in the
[plugin/backend documentation](https://docs.platypush.tech) to get the
dependencies installed.
After installing the dependencies, create a configuration file under
`~/.config/platypush/config.yaml` (the application can load the configuration
from another location through the `-c` option) containing the configuration of
the backend and plugins that you want to use, and add any hooks and procedures
for your use case.
You can then start the service by simply running:
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```
It's advised to run it as a systemd service though - simply copy the provided
[`.service` file](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/systemd/platypush.service) to
`~/.config/systemd/user`, check if the path of `platypush` matches the path where it's installed on your system, and
start the service via `systemctl`:
[`.service`
file](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/blob/master/examples/systemd/platypush.service)
to `~/.config/systemd/user`, check if the path of `platypush` matches the path
where it's installed on your system, and start the service via `systemctl`:
```shell
systemctl --user start platypush
```
### [Virtual environment installation](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/wikis/Run-platypush-in-a-virtual-environment)
### Virtual environment installation
Platypush provides a script named `platyvenv` that can parse a `config.yaml` and automatically create a virtual
environment (under `~/.local/share/platypush/venv/<device_id>`) with all the dependencies required by the configured
integrations.
Platypush provides a script named `platyvenv` that can parse a `config.yaml`
and automatically create a virtual environment (under
`~/.local/share/platypush/venv/<device_id>`) with all the dependencies required
by the configured integrations.
1. Create the environment from a configuration file:
```shell
platyvenv build -c /path/to/config.yaml
```
```shell
platyvenv build -c /path/to/config.yaml
```
2. Start the service from the virtual environment:
```shell
# device_id matches either the hostname or the device_id in config.yaml
platyvenv start device_id
```
```shell
# device_id matches either the hostname or the device_id in config.yaml
platyvenv start device_id
```
3. Stop the instance:
```shell
platyvenv stop device_id
```
```shell
platyvenv stop device_id
```
4. Remove the instance:
```shell
platyvenv rm device_id
```
```shell
platyvenv rm device_id
```
[Wiki instructions](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/wikis/Run-platypush-in-a-virtual-environment)
### [Docker installation](https://git.platypush.tech/platypush/platypush/-/wikis/Run-platypush-in-a-container)
### Docker installation
You can also install Platypush in a container - the application provides a script named `platydock` that automatically
creates a container instance from a `config.yaml`:
You can also install Platypush in a container - the application provides a
script named `platydock` that automatically creates a container instance from a
`config.yaml`:
1. Create the container from a configuration file:
```shell
platydock build -c /path/to/config.yaml
```
```shell
platydock build -c /path/to/config.yaml
```
2. Start the container:
```shell
# device_id matches either the hostname or the device_id in config.yaml
platydock start device_id
```