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mountaindude
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jpjust
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Creator II

Hi,

Thanks for this opensource.

I am trying to use  Butler to configure qliksense alerting if any of the reload tasks fails in our environment.

In order to install and configure Butler, The first step is to install node.js which I have done successfully.

The second step is to Download the Butler repository zip file and install it.

I downloaded butler-master from github and tried to install as below but it throws many error messages related to Python though I had Python installed.

Can you please advice and let me know if you have a clear step by step instructions to configure the qliksense alerting mechanism using Butler?

d: cd \node\butler\src npm install

Thanks

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mountaindude
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni
Those Python errors are usually nothing to worry about. Reading closely
they're in fact usually warnings.. can't say that for sure in your case
though, of course.
Especially on Windows you often get those warnings/errors.

What's interesting is what happens once you've edited the config file and
start Butler itself. If you get errors at that point they need to be dealt
with. 99 times of 100 it's then related to incorrect settings in the config
file.

Have you looked at the docs on butler.ptarmoganlabs.com? Lots of useful
docs there.
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jpjust
Creator II
Creator II

Thank you so much for the response. Yes, I am going through the documentation.

Here is my error messages that I see when I installed Butler. Can you please take a look and advice?

I understand that once the installation is successful then I have to do the following 2 steps:

  1. copy the certificates that you have exported from the Qlik Sense QMC, and
  2. copy the template config file from the GitHub repository to the ./config directory, modify it as needed based on your system(s), and rename it to production.yaml

In terms of the config file, can you please let me know the  where ./config directory resides?

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mountaindude
Luminary Alumni
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@jpjust, if you don't mind I suggest we move the discussion to the newly created discussion forum for Butler over at GitHub, https://github.com/ptarmiganlabs/butler/discussions/categories/q-a

That forum's purpose is questions like this one - let's continue there. Please re-post there and I'll pick it up.

 

Thx

Göran

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mountaindude
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Btw, those node-gyp errors you get when doing "npm install" are not a problem. They frequently appear when installing Node.js apps on Windows and are due to node-gyp just not being very Windows friendly... Grossly simplified - yes. But more or less what's going on.

 

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jpjust
Creator II
Creator II

Thanks so much for confirming that is not a problem.

I will continue with other configurations. Will send any questions related to Butler directly on that forum.

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