From Prebuilt Packages

First we will need the PPA with the cinp and respkg packages:

sudo apt install -y software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:pnhowe/t3kton
sudo apt update

Now you can either Installing from pre-built packages or Building Packages. After that make sure you Building the Resources.

Installing from pre-built packages


sudo apt install -y ntp contractor contractor-plugins subcontractor subcontractor-plugins

Building Packages

Install the required build tools, the PPA has a few required packages for building and installing:

sudo apt install -y git respkg build-essential dpkg-dev debhelper python3-dev python3-setuptools nodejs npm liblzma-dev

First clone the contractor and related projects:

git clone
git clone
git clone
git clone

Now to build Contractor, first we need to get the node requirements for the UI, and fix a bug with react-toolbox:

cd contractor
cd ui && npm install && cd ..
sed s/"export Ripple from '.\/ripple';"/"export { default as Ripple } from '.\/ripple';"/ -i ui/node_modules/react-toolbox/components/index.js
sed s/"export Tooltip from '.\/tooltip';"/"export { default as Tooltip } from '.\/tooltip';"/ -i ui/node_modules/react-toolbox/components/index.js
cd ..

Now build the packages:

for i in contractor subcontractor contractor_plugins subcontractor_plugins; do cd $i && make dpkg && cd ..; done

Install Packages:

sudo dpkg -i contractor_*.deb contractor-plugins_*.deb subcontractor_*.deb subcontractor-plugins_*.deb
sudo apt install -f
sudo systemctl stop dhcpd
sudo systemctl stop subcontractor

NOTE: the dpkg -i will fail to install all the packages due to missing the dependandices the apt install -f should fix all that.

Building the Resources

The resource packages are not hosted publicly so you will need to build them, (you don’t need, to checkout contractor_plugins if you built the packages):

sudo apt install git respkg build-essential liblzma-dev
git clone
git clone
for i in contractor_plugins resources; do cd $i && make -j2 respkg && mv *.respkg .. && cd ..; done

If you are doing AMT or IPMI, you will need the PXE images, that is built with:

sudo apt install -y bc libgcrypt-dev libgpg-error-dev libksba-dev libassuan-dev libnpth0-dev pkg-config zlib1g-dev libelf-dev uuid-dev libdevmapper-dev libreadline-dev libssl-dev gperf gettext libblkid-dev python3-pip
git clone
cd disks ; make -j2; make respkg; mv *.respkg ..; cd ..

NOTE: close to the end of the build, there are some sudo commands, so you will be prompted for sudo password if you are not already root.

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