go-installer

by jpillora

GitHub Readme.md

installer

Quickly install Go (golang) binaries from Github releases.

Installer is an HTTP server which returns shell scripts to install Go programs. The returned script will detect platform OS and architecture, choose from a selection of URLs, download the appropriate file, un(zip|tar|gzip) the file, find the binary and optionally move it into your PATH. Useful for installing your favourite Go programs on hosts without the Go compiler installed.

Usage

curl https://i.jpillora.com/<user>/<repo>@<release>! | bash

Or you can use wget -qO- <url> | bash

Path API

  • user Github user (defaults to @jpillora, customisable if you host your own)
  • repo Github repository belonging to user (required)
  • release Github release name (defaults to the latest release)
  • ! When provided, downloads binary directly into /usr/local/bin/ (defaults to working directory)

Query API

  • ?type= Force the return type to be one of: script or homebrew
    • type is normally detected via User-Agent header
    • type=homebrew is not working at the moment – see Homebrew
  • ?insecure=1 Force curl/wget to skip certificate checks

Security

⚠️ Although I promise my instance of installer is simply a copy of this repo - you're right to be wary of piping shell scripts from unknown servers, so you can host your own server here or just leave off | bash and checkout the script yourself.

Examples

Host your own

  • Install installer with installer

    curl -s https://i.jpillora.com/installer | bash
  • Install from source

    go get github.com/jpillora.com/installer
  • Install on Heroku

    Click this button to deploy for free on Heroku

    Deploy

    You can optionally add your own domain as a app custom domain.

Homebrew

Currently, installing via Homebrew does not work. Homebrew was intended to be supported with:

#does not work
brew install https://i.jpillora.com/serve

However, homebrew formulas require an SHA1 hash of each binary and currently, the only way to get is to actually download the file. It might be acceptable to download all assets if the resulting .rb file was cached for a long time.

MIT License

Copyright © 2016 Jaime Pillora <dev@jpillora.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.