Installing MINT

Install Dependencies

Note: Dependencies must be installed as root/sudo

apt-get install libffi-dev libssl-dev python-dev python3-pip
pip3 install virtualenv

Note: virtualenv is a best practice for python, but installation can also be on a user/global level.

Install Databases

Note: Databases must be installed as root/sudo

MINT uses a local SQLite database which requires MySQL setup (running a MySQL server instance is not required). Assuming a Ubuntu 16.04. or later operating system, install:

apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

Install bos-mint

Note: bos-mint should be installed as user

You can either install bos-mint via pypi / pip3 (production installation) or via git clone (debug installation). For production use install bos-auto via pip3 is recommended, but the Git master branch is always the latest release as well, making both installations equivalent.

cd ~
mkdir bos-mint
cd bos-mint
# create virtual environment
virtualenv -p python3 env
# activate environment
source env/bin/activate
# install bos-mint into virtual environment
pip3 install bos-mint

For debug use, checkout from GitHub (master branch) and install dependencies manually:

cd ~
# checkout from github
git checkout https://github.com/peerplays-network/bos-mint
cd bos-mint
# create virtual environment
virtualenv -p python3 env
# activate environment
source env/bin/activate
# install dependencies
pip3 install -r requirements.txt

BOS MINT is supposed to run in the virtual environment. Either activate it beforehand like shown above or run it directly in the env/bin folder.

Upgrading bos-mint

Note: bos-mint should be upgraded as user

For production installation, upgrade to the latest version - including all dependencies run:

pip3 install --upgrade bos-mint

For debug installation, pull latest master branch and upgrade dependencies manually:

git pull
pip3 install -r requirements.txt --upgrade

Modify Configuration

Next step is to configure bos-auto.

# basic mint configuration file
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/peerplays-network/bos-mint/master/config-example.yaml
mv config-example.yaml config-bos-mint.yaml
# modify config-bos-mint.yaml (add your own peerplays node and secret key)

Default configuration only requires the following:

# see bos_mint/config-defaults.yaml for explanation and all possible override values
secret_key: # enter some random string
allowed_assets:
- BTF
connection:
use: beatrice
beatrice:
node:
- # enter your node

Possible override values are :

debug: False
project_name: MINT
project_sub_name: The BOS Manual Intervention Module
secret_key: # enter any random string
sql_database: "sqlite:///{cwd}/bookied-local.db"
connection:
use: # enter your desired chain
beatrice:
node:
- # enter your node
nobroadcast: False
num_retries: 1
notifications:
accountLessThanCoreInfo: 1000
accountLessThanCoreWarning: 200
allowed_assets:
- BTF
- BTC
- PPY
- BTCTEST
- TEST
allowed_transitions:
EventStatus:
create:
- upcoming
upcoming:
- in_progress
- finished
- frozen
- canceled
in_progress:
- finished
- frozen
- canceled
finished:
- canceled
frozen:
- upcoming
- in_progress
- frozen
- canceled
- finished
BettingMarketGroupStatus:
create:
- upcoming
upcoming:
- closed
- canceled
- in_play
- frozen
in_play:
- frozen
- closed
- canceled
frozen:
- closed
- canceled
- in_play
- upcoming
closed:
- graded
- canceled
graded:
- re_grading
- settled
- canceled
re_grading:
- graded
- canceled
BettingMarketStatus:
create:
- unresolved
unresolved:
- win
- not_win
- canceled
- frozen
frozen:
- unresolved
- win
- not_win
- canceled
win:
- not_win
- canceled
not_win:
- canceled
- win

Running bos-mint

To run MINT in debug mode use:

bos-mint start --port 8001 --host localhost

The output that you see should contain:

2018-05-18 11:56:04,754 INFO : * Running on http://localhost:8001/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)

The above setup is basic and for development use. Going forward, a Witness may want to deploy UWSGI with parallel workers for the endpoint.

MINT is purposely run on localhost to restrict outside access. Securing a Python flask application from malicious break in attempts is tedious and would be an ongoing effort.

Important: Recommendation is to access it via a SSH tunnel or through VPN.

Example for SSH tunnel:

Assume bos-mint is running on a remote server accessible via 1.2.3.4 and you have login credentials via SSH (password or private key access). On the local machine that you'll be using to access MINT via a web browser open the tunnel:

ssh -f -N -L 8080:127.0.0.1:8001 [email protected]1.2.3.4

-f : Send process to background

-N : Do not send commands (if you need open ssh connections only for tunnelling)

-L : Port mapping (8080 port on your machine, 127.0.0.1:8001 - proxy to where MINT runs)

Now you can open mint in your browser using http://localhost:8080 address.

After starting MINT use your favourite desktop browser to access it and you'll be asked to enter your Witness key that will be stored encrypted in the local Peerplays wallet.

Note: MINT is not optimized for mobile use yet.

Development Use

For MINT development use checkout the latest repository from:

and then run:

$ ./run_dev_server.sh # Run MINT