Linux Package Management (Distribute Your App)
|Title||Linux package management (distribute desktop apps) (build your own linux package)|
|Overview||Students will learn about rpm and dnf/yum package tooling and then actually create their own package from code, upload it to a public package repository and finally have a classmate install their compiled package. This can be advertised to students as being able to distribute their own linux-based application to the world.|
|Prerequisite Knowledge|| Students should be familiar with:
|Learning Objectives|| Upon completion, students should be able to:
Is there background reading material?
- What are the various software installation methods on Linux: http://www.howtogeek.com/191245/beginner-geek-how-to-install-software-on-linux/
- https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_packaging_standards
Are there other activities the student should have done first?
What is the rationale for this activity?
Include helpful hints to faculty here.
- Learn about yum and dnf. Have students find it themselves. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNF_(software),
- Use an existing, easy, mature, yet small project like wget or top (or something that doesn't come standard on most systems) to have students compile and make and package.
- See example of packaging the `wget` command
- Have students rename it so the command line can be run as a test
- Have students host the package on a web source (ftp? Some free internet service that makes the .rpm accessible by URL)
- Have each student in the class pair up and try to install the other person's RPM and run the new command
What will the student hand in?
How will the activity be graded?
How will learning will be measured?
Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
|Criteria||Level 1 (fail)||Level 2 (pass)||Level 3 (good)||Level 4 (exceptional)|
|The purpose of the project|
|Why the project is open source|
What should the instructor know before using this activity?
What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?
|ACM Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit||What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover? ACM_Body_of_Knowledge|
|ACM Topic||What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics - https://www.acm.org/education/CS2013-final-report.pdf|
|Level of Difficulty||Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?|
|Estimated Time to Completion||How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?|
|Author||Who wrote this activity?|
|Source||Is there another activity on which this activity is based? If so, please provide a link to the original resource.|
|License||Under which license is this material made available? (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/)|
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Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.
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