packman uses the following 3rd party components:

  • python-dev -for pycrypto (ARG!)
  • python-setuptools -also to install packages on the ``packman`` instance
  • fpm -main packaging framework
  • fabric -to run it all
  • pip >1.5 -to download python modules
  • jinja2 -to create scripts and configuration files from templates
  • virtualenv (OPTIONAL) -to create python virtual environments.
  • rubygems (OPTIONAL) -to download ruby gems


a script is provided to install the above requirements.

Installing Packman

You can install packman by running pip install packman. Of course, you must have the prereqs installed to fully utilize packman‘s potential...


The vagrantfile provided in the github repo can supply you with a fully working packman machine.