Leosac  0.8.0
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Build and install Debian package

Describe how to build and install a Leosac deb package.


This guide is intended to be used on Debian Bullseye with amd64 architecture or Raspbian Bullseye with armv6/armv7/arm64 architecture. The process described here is a straightforward and relatively simple approach to building and installing Leosac on the native hardware. It does this at the expense of speed. The build process described here will take several hours to complete on a modern Raspberry Pi, and will take around 12 hours or more to complete on the model 1 Pi's and the Zero. Consider using one of the other build methods if build time is important.

Download pre-built releases

DEB files can be downloaded directly from GitHub releases here: https://github.com/leosac/leosac/releases

sudo apt-get install libboost-regex1.74.0 libboost-serialization1.74.0 libcurl4 libodb-2.4 libodb-boost-2.4 libodb-pgsql-2.4 libodb-sqlite-2.4 libscrypt0 libzmq5 libgpio2
sudo dpkg -i leosac_0.8.0-1_amd64.deb

Package Build Dependencies

For starters, install these packages:

  • apt-get install cmake build-essential pkg-config git sudo devscripts debhelper

There are additional dependencies required to build Leosac, but those will be installed for you by the deb.sh script.


Get the Leosac Debian packaging script and mark it executable:

If you intend to build the very latest code from the develop branch, then simply call deb.sh with no parameters to start the build process:

  • ./deb.sh

If instead you prefer to build the latest release (or some other branch), then use the -b flag to specify the branch, tag, or release to build:

  • ./deb.sh -b v0.8.0

Replace "v0.8.0" with the tag name of the most recent release, found on the leosac releases page.

Let's say you have development work in a branch in your own fork you want to test, you can call deb.sh this way:

When the build completes, it will present the name of any arbitrary folder under /tmp where the newly built package files reside. From the command line, navigate to that folder and install the Leosac debian package file using dpkg -i or gdebi.

  • cd /tmp/some-random-name
  • sudo dpkg -i leosac_0.8.0-1_amd64.deb


Leosac is now installed, but before you can start it, you need to create/edit a configuration file on /etc/leosac.d/kernel.xml. See the installation guide.

Once the configuration file ready, enable the service and start it:

  • systemctl enable leosac
  • systemctl start leosac