Developing on Ubuntu
To download the latest version of Plaso you’ll need to install the git tools:
sudo apt-get install git
Checkout the Plaso source from the git repo:
git clone https://github.com/log2timeline/plaso.git
Install the dependencies, using either:
Check if you have all the dependencies installed and have the right minimum versions:
Note that some dependencies are actively under development and can be frequently updated, therefore we recommend checking the status of the dependencies regularly.
Updating your environment.
If you are using a github fork your origin is pointing to your fork and not
the main Plaso git repository. When you run
git remote -v you might see
origin https://github.com/Onager/plaso (fetch) origin https://github.com/Onager/plaso (push)
Add a git remote called ‘upstream’ that you can use to sync your fork:
git remote add upstream https://github.com/log2timeline/plaso.git git pull --rebase upstream main
We provide packaged versions of the dependencies via the l2tbinaries project. However it is possible that the dependencies are not fully up to date therefore we also provide a build script as part of l2tdevtools project to do unattended bulk builds.
If you intend to do development on Plaso you’ll also need to install some development tools:
Currently plaso development uses PyLint version 2.6.x.
To install Python Mock run:
sudo apt-get install python-mock