How to install opam-health-check:

$ opam pin add opam-health-check .

How to use opam-health-check locally:

For opam-health-check to work you need to start the server like so:

$ opam-health-serve --connect "$ocluster_cap" "$workdir"

For instance:

$ workdir=/tmp/opam-health-check
$ ocluster_cap="$HOME/ocluster.cap"
$ opam-health-serve --connect "$ocluster_cap" "$workdir"

Now simply use the opam-health-check command. First you need to initialize it like so:

$ opam-health-check init --from-local-workdir "$workdir"

Now you can send any command to the server using the opam-health-check command. All subcommands may be listed with opam-health-check --help

OCluster capability file

opam-health-check now uses OCluster for its daily use. This means you need access to an OCluster instance with its dedicated capability file, which is given to the server through the --connect option.

To set this up locally, you will need to get run the OCluster scheduler and one or more workers. The sequence of steps is:

  1. Run the OCluster scheduler probably with the public address tcp:
  2. Use the OCluster admin command to generate the submission capability for opam-health-check, it will most likely be something like
    $ ocluster-admin add-client --connect ./capnp-secrets/admin.cap opam-health-check > ~/ocluster.cap`.
  3. Add a new worker to the pool you are using.
  4. Run opam-health-serve.
  5. Initialise opam-health-check as described above, add some opam switches and then run the checks.

How to use opam-health-check remotely:

As with local opam-health-check you need to have a server started somewhere and accessible. Don’t forget to open the admin and http ports. Default ports are respectively 6666 and 8080. You can change them by modifying the yaml config file at the root of the work directory and restarting the server.

During the first run the server creates an admin user and its key. To connect to the server remotely just you first need to retreive the admin.key file located in <workdir>/keys/admin.key and do opam-health-check init. From there, answer all the questions (hostname, admin-port (default: 6666), username (admin) and the path to the user key you just retreived). You now have your client tool configured with an admin user!

To add new users, just use the opam-health-check add-user <username> command as the admin and give the key to your new user. She now just need to do the same procedure but with her username.

Side note: every user have the same rights and can add new users.



My config.yaml file is getting reset when I edit it!

You should make sure no instance of opam-health-serve is running before editing an instance configuration file.

I started opam-health-serve, ran opam-health-check run, and nothing seems to be happening.

Overall this takes a while. You can run opam-health-check log to follow the progress. Once it’s done, you can visit http://localhost:port (where port is set in your config.yaml) to visualize the results.

Can I use opam-health-check to build packages on a custom compiler switch?

Sure, to do that, you need to fork opam-repository, add your compiler switch to it, and point to your forked repository in the extra-repositories field of the config.yaml file. E.g.:

name: default
port: 8080
# [...]
default-repository: ocaml/opam-repository
- alpha:
    github: kit-ty-kate/opam-alpha-repository
    - 5.0+more_volatile
- more-volatile-switch:
    github: OlivierNicole/opam-repository#more_volatile_switch
    - 5.0+more_volatile
with-test: false
with-lower-bound: false
list-command: opam list --available --installable --short --all-versions
# [...]
- "4.14": 4.14.0
- "5.0": 5.0.0
- "5.0+more_volatile": ocaml-variants.5.0.0+more_volatile
slack-webhooks: []