Quick Start

A guide to trying Package Origin on your computer.

Let’s assume you have downloaded Package Origin and want to try it out on your local computer. Launch the packageorigin executable with the following flags:

./packageorigin -listen localhost:8080 -include-samples

These flags mean the following:

  • -listen localhost:8080 tells Package Origin to accept localhost only connections via TCP/IP on port 8080.
  • -include-samples tells Package Origin to offer a set of built-in sample packages.

Package Origin is now listening for connections to localhost:8080. This includes HTTP connections to http://localhost:8080. Opening this URL with a web browser will display a customer focused web site. Follow the instructions on the site to try out Package Origin.

Congratulations. You are now running a production ready package manager service.

Next Step

The next step is to look at the overview guide and see how Package Origin can be customised for your needs.

We also have a deployment guide to help walk through the critical steps in providing your own package service.