Getting started with Bo¶
Bo is best installed from
pip (recommended) or
easy_install. The use of virtualenv is highly recommended to avoid polluting the global Python environment. For example, to install Bo using
$ pip install bo
Deploy on Heroku¶
Instead of running it local, you can deploy Bo on Heroku:
$ git init bo-heroku $ cd bo-heroku/ $ heroku create --stack cedar $ wget -O config.yaml "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/konikos/bo/master/conf/xmpp.yaml" $ echo "bo" >requirements.txt $ echo "worker: bo -c config.yaml" >Procfile
Set your password in config.yaml and probably add some plugins.
If you use a GMail account, read this to avoid getting locked out of your account.
Now, run the following to get Bo working:
$ git commit -a -m 'init' $ git push heroku master $ heroku ps:scale worker=1
If you are having issues running Bo, use
heroku logs to examine the output from Bo and
heroku restart to restart it.
After installation you can test the
$ bo usage: bo [-h] -c CONFIG [-l LOGFILE] [-q | -d] bo: error: argument -c/--config is required
bo commands requires a configuration file to set up a bot. Configuration files are written in YAML. Here is an example to get you started:
name: Bo Example plugins: - bo.dist.plugins.rand - bo.dist.plugins.uptime - module: bo.dist.plugins.logs config: max_entries: 100 - bo.dist.plugins.sing connectors: - name: Console module: bo.dist.connectors.console
The configuration is pretty self-explanatory; it gives a name to the bot, and sets up some plugins as well as the console connector in order to interact with the bot via the console.
The bo.dist.plugins.logs entry is different than the rest because configuration is needed for the plugin (in this case, the
Save the configuration as
console.yaml and run
bo to interact with Bo for the first time:
$ bo -c /path/to/console.yaml