Autobuild installables

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autobuild installables
option [value] [option [value]] ...
[command] [name] [argument [argument ...]]

Specify installables as dependencies of the current pacakge for use by the autobuild install command.


  • command: installable command: add, remove, edit, or print.
  • name: the name of the installable.
  • argument: a key=value pair specifying an attribute (See below)


  • creds - Optional credentials method for private packages. Valid values: github, gitlab
  • url - Download URL
  • hash - File hash
  • hash_algorithm - File digest algorithm. Valid values: md5, blake2b

Private Packages:

As of autobuild v3.5.0 autobuild supports downloading packages from private GitHub and GitLab repositories. In order to use this functionality, a package must be marked with the a 'creds' value such as creds=github.

Environment variables are used to provide credentials to autobuild during package download:


Standard Options

Option Shortcut Value Description
--debug -d None Display debug output
--dry-run -n None Run tool in dry run mode if available
--help -h None Show help message
--quiet -q None Display minimal output
--verbose -v None Display verbose output

Command-Specific Options

Option Shortcut Value Description
--config-file config_file N/A Path of configuration file Use specified configuration file. (defaults to $AUTOBUILD_CONFIG_FILE or "autobuild.xml")
--archive archive -a archive Archive name Infer installable attributes from the given archive


autobuild installables edit otherpkg url=<url>