Welcome to the Pystall Docs
Pystall is a utility to help download & install resources on your system. Unlike regular configuration utilities pystall is designed to be run-and-done without leaving any daemons or obscure monitoring services running on your machine.
If you just want to dive in check out the quick-start for the basic usage and installation details.
What is Pystall?
- A system to write single scripts to setup environments across platforms
- A relatively boilerplate-free method of writing system configurations
- A way to create easy to distribute binaries to handle complicated installations.
- Meant for end-users looking for a simple syntax to create scripts
Pystall is not:
- A server management utility
- An infrastructure management utility
- An orchestration replacement (ansible, jenkins, puppet, chef etc.)
- Meant for consistent (in terms of frequency) updating to existing packages (though i'm not opposed to this in the future necessarily)
- An ABSOLUTELY automated system, due to the amount of tradeoffs of extensibility I have opted to leave installers to be configured as they run (i.e. running the python installer exe still requires you to do the configuration).