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Installing Packs with ChatOps¶
When you have the bot listening for ChatOps commands in a channel, installing extra packs from BWC Exchange can be done with a single command:
!pack install github,slack,trello bot: Installing the requested pack(s) for you. @my_user: > Successful deployment of *github*, *slack*, *trello* packs!
You can install a pack from any GitHub repository just as easily: supply the full URL to the bot.
The pack name is unnecessary, as it will be read from
!pack install https://github.com/stackstorm/openstack bot: Installing the requested pack(s) for you.
You can even mix the two formats in one string:
!pack install github,slack,trello,https://github.com/stackstorm/openstack
Getting Information About an Installed Pack¶
!pack get <pack> command shows you information about an installed pack. There are two
sections in the output: the first is pack metadata from
pack.yaml, and the optional second is
git information, if your pack has been installed from a git source like StackStorm Exchange or a
Git status will tell you if there’s a difference between your local pack version and the latest version in the origin repository, and also show the remotes for your pack.
If a pack is not installed, but available in BWC Exchange, the bot will gallantly offer to install it:
Getting Information About an Available Pack¶
The remote counterpart to
pack get is
pack show: it will show an entry from the StackStorm
Exchange, our pack directory, if a pack with the given name is available.
Searching for a Pack¶
To search for a pack in StackStorm Exchange, use
!pack search <query>. Note that your query
will match results in all pack parameters: for example, you can search for an author or a keyword,
not just name and description. The results are ordered by relevance: if you search for “cloud”,
first you will get packs with “cloud” in their name — because they are the most likely to be what
you were looking for - and then packs with “cloud” in keywords or description. And then packs
authored by “Mr. Cloud”, if any.
Pro-tip: if you configure an additional pack index (see “Working with pack indexes” in
Packs), it will be queried alongside StackStorm Exchange by commands like