Uploading a Package

Once your package is ready it's time to save and distribute it.

Saving a package manifest locally

To save a package to your local disk use build.

import quilt3
p = quilt3.Package()
top_hash = p.build("aneesh/test_data")

Building a package requires providing it with a name. Packages names must follow the "${namespace}/${packagename}" format. For small teams, we recommend using the package author's name as the namespace.

Authenticating to a remote registry

To share a package with others via a remote registry you will first need to authenticate against, if you haven't done so already:

# only need to run this once
# ie quilt3.config('https://your-catalog-homepage/')
# follow the instructions to finish login

Pushing a package to a remote registry

To share a package with others via a remote registry, use push:

p = quilt3.Package()
message="Updated version my package"

s3://quilt-example is the registry—the storage backend that the package is available from.

You can omit the registry argument if you configure a default_remote_registry (this setting persists between sessions):

p = quilt3.Package()

You can control where files land using dest:

p = quilt3.Package()

For even more fine-grained control of object landing paths see Materialization.

Saving a package on a remote registry

push will send both a package manifest and its data to a remote registry. This will involve copying your data to S3. To save just the package manifest to S3 without any data copying, use build:

p = quilt3.Package()
p.build("aneesh/test_data", "s3://quilt-example")

This will create a new version of your package with all of its physical keys preserved.

Delete a package from a registry

To delete a package from a registry:

# delete a package in the local registry
# delete a package in a remote registry
quilt3.delete_package("aneesh/test_data", "s3://quilt-example")

Note that this will not delete any package data, only the package manifest.