Sevabot - Skype bot 1.0 documentation

Installing and running on OSX

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Installing and running on OSX

Introduction

There instructions are for setting up a Sevabot to run on OSX desktop.

These instructions are mostly useful for Sevabot development and testing and not for actual production deployments.

Installing Skype

Install Skype for OSX normally. Create your Skype user.

Installing sevabot

Sevabot is deployed as Python virtualenv installation.

Install sevabot using virtualenv:

git clone git://github.com/opensourcehacker/sevabot.git
cd sevabot
curl -L -o virtualenv.py https://raw.github.com/pypa/virtualenv/master/virtualenv.py
arch -i386 python virtualenv.py venv
source venv/bin/activate
arch -i386 python setup.py develop

This will

  • Pull all Python package dependencies from pypi.python.org
  • Create a scripts under venv/bin/ to run Sevabot

Note

If you want to live dangerously you can use git dev branch where all the development happen.

Set password and other settings

Customize Sevabot settings:

# Create a copy of settings.py
cd ~/sevabot
cp settings.py.example settings.py

Setup your Skype admin username and HTTP interface password by editing settings.py.

Running sevabot

Type:

arch -i386 sevabot

When you launch it for the first time you need to accept the confirmation dialog in the desktop environment (over VNC on the server).

https://github.com/downloads/sevanteri/sevabot/Screen%20Shot%202012-07-25%20at%201.13.57%20PM.png

or which ever display you’re running your skype on your server.

Note

There might be a lot of logging and stdout output when the bot starts and scans all the chats of running Skype instance.

Eventually you see in the console:

Running on http://127.0.0.1:5000/

Test it

In Skype chat, type:

!ping

Sevabot should respond to this message with Skype message:

pong

Testing HTTP interface

Sevabot server interface is listening to port 5000. This interface offers

  • Chat list (you need to know group chat id before you can send message into it)
  • Webhooks for integrating external services

Just access the Sevabot server by going with your web browser to:

http://localhost:5000
_images/admin.png

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