There are several ways to install freckles. For the purpose of getting started quickly, we’ll use a bootstrap script that was developed specifically for freckles.
Apart from installing the freckles package, this script can execute one of the applications that come with it straight away, as well as uninstall the whole she-bang after execution (if so desired). For now we don’t have to concern ourselves with any of those more advanced features, all we want to do is get freckles on our machine:
or, if we don’t have
curl but only
wget -O- https://install.freckles.sh
This will install freckles under
$HOME/.local/share/inaugurate/, for more details about this process check here.
Listing available frecklecutables¶
The freckles package comes with several command-line applications, the one you’ll probably use most in the beginning is called
frecklecute and it lets you execute pre-written task-lists that serve some high-level purpose (typically installing and configuring a service).
Let’s get a list of all the task-lists that are supported out of the box:
$ frecklecute --help Usage: frecklecute [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Options: -c, --config TEXT select config profile(s) --community allow resources from the freckles community repo -r, --repo TEXT additional repo(s) to use -h, --host TEXT the host to use -o, --output TEXT the output format to use -v, --vars VARS_TYPE additional vars, higher priority than frecklet vars, lower priority than potential user input -e, --elevated indicate that this run needs elevated permissions -ne, --not-elevated indicate that this run doesn't need elevated permissions --no-run create the run environment (if applicable), but don't run the frecklecutable --version the version of freckles you are using --help-all Show this message, listing all possible commands. --verbosity LVL Either CRITICAL, ERROR, WARNING, INFO or DEBUG --help Show this message and exit. Commands: dotfiles n/a ensure-folder-exists ensures a folder exists, creates all parent folders if necessary ensure-group-exists ensures a group exists freckelize-init n/a grant-passwordless-sudo grant passwordless sudo permission to user install installs a list of packages install-conda install the conda package manager install-docker installs Docker install-homebrew installs the homebrew package manager install-nix install the nix package manager install-openjdk install OpenJDK install-osx-command-line-tools install Mac OS X command-line tools install-pkg-mgrs install package managers install-vagrant installs Vagrant install-virtualbox installs Virtualbox restart-service n/a frecklecute is free to use in combination with open source software and part of the 'freckles' project, for more information visit: https://docs.freckles.io