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Building your application locally

To build your application locally (for local testing), run this in any directory:

cartridge build [PATH] [flags]

--spec Path to a custom .rockspec file that you want use for the current build.

If you run cartridge build without the --spec flag, your application directory must contain a .rockspec. The file is already in that directory if you created your app from the default template.

build also supports global flags. The --quiet flag is particularly convenient when building an application.

The command requires one argument – the path to your application directory (that is, to the build source). The default path is . (current directory).

cartridge build runs:

  1. ./cartridge.pre-build (if this file exists in the application root directory)
  2. tarantoolctl rocks make

During step 2 – the key step here – cartridge installs all dependencies specified in the .rockspec file.

If your application depends on closed-source rocks, or if the build should contain rocks from a project added as a submodule, install all these dependencies before calling tarantoolctl rocks make. You can do so using a special file, cartridge.pre-build, which has to be located in your application directory. If you created your application from template, the directory already contains the file.

In cartridge.pre-build, specify all the rocks to build from submodules. For example, add the following line:

tarantoolctl rocks make --chdir ./third_party/proj

To learn more, read about pre-build and post-build scripts.

The fully built application will appear in the .rocks directory. You can start it locally from your application directory.

Instead of using the pre-build script, you can define the build logic by including cmake commands in your .rockspec, like we do it in Cartridge.

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