Headless

Running Ubuntu One in Headless Mode

1. Install ubuntuone-client package:

   $ sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-client 

2. Setup the user directories:

   $ mkdir -p ~/.config/ubuntuone ~/bin 
  • If you had no ~/bin directory, you will need to update your PATH or relogin:

       $ export PATH=$HOME/bin:$PATH 

3. Obtain OAuth key for your account:

   $ cd /tmp
   $ wget http://people.canonical.com/~roman.yepishev/us/ubuntuone-sso-login.py
   $ python ubuntuone-sso-login.py
   Ubuntu SSO Login: **your Ubuntu SSO Login**
   Password: **your Ubuntu SSO Password**
   oauth=hPQWPsH:rhOokmNiRuuoiHe... 

4. The line starting oauth= will be made of four separate colon-separated sections like aaaa:bbbb:cccc:dddd. Take the cccc:dddd part and add to ~/.config/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf as the oauth parameter under __main__ section (this is ini-style file):

   [__main__]
   oauth=hPQWPsH:rhOokmNiRuuoiHe... 

5. Download the u1sdtool wrapper which will start dbus when needed. By default Ubuntu adds ~/bin/ to your path, so when you run u1sdtool, you will be running the wrapper.

   $ wget http://people.canonical.com/~roman.yepishev/us/u1sdtool-wrapper -O ~/bin/u1sdtool
   $ chmod +x ~/bin/u1sdtool 

6. Start Ubuntu One, check Ubuntu One status and connect (starting from Oneiric Ubuntu One is connecting automatically when started):

   $ u1sdtool --start
   $ u1sdtool --status
   State: READY
      connection: Not User With Network
      description: ready to connect
      is_connected: False
      is_error: False
      is_online: False
      queues: IDLE
   $ u1sdtool --connect 

7. Start adding files to ~/Ubuntu One directory and use u1sdtool to add UDF, publish the files etc.

UbuntuOne/Headless (last edited 2012-08-10 13:50:23 by rye)