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How to package external python libraries required by a custom Splunk app?

boris
Path Finder

My splunk app requires external python libraries.

On my own system I can install these.

However, now I want to package my app for other Splunk users.

What is the standard way to handle the required installation of new python libraries when packaging a Splunk app for others to use?

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stricaud_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

What I do is:
1) If the app requires lots of libraries (which seems to be your case), a README, or requirements.txt will do. I require people to install the dependencies before using the App. Just like any software.
2) If the libraries are small, I embed them. This way I guarantee the behavior. With new app update, libraries are updated.

rsathish47
Contributor

2nd option , how do we do that? how to embed the py lib in app. please guide me here

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umairahmad3985
Path Finder

Just put the library folder in your Splunk App's bin folder and that way you can access it in your app code via import statements.

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thomrs
Communicator

This is the approach I am taking as well.

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rsathish47
Contributor

2nd option , how do we do that? how to embed the py lib in app. please guide me here

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asieira
Path Finder

Option 1 is not available for Splunk Cloud users, is it?

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