Install and Create output [EXPERIMENTAL]

The conan install and conan create provide a --json parameter to generate a file containing the information of the installation process.

The output JSON contains a two first level keys:

  • error: True if the install completed without error, False otherwise.

  • installed: A list of installed packages. Each element contains:

    • recipe: Document representing the downloaded recipe.

      • remote: remote URL if the recipe has been downloaded. null otherwise.
      • cache: true/false. Retrieved from cache (not downloaded).
      • downloaded: true/false. Downloaded from a remote (not in cache).
      • time: ISO 8601 string with the time the recipe was downloaded/retrieved.
      • error: true/false.
      • id: Reference. E.g., “OpenSSL/1.0.2n@conan/stable
      • dependency: true/false. Is the package being installed/created or a dependency. Same as develop conanfile attribute.
    • packages: List of elements, representing the binary packages downloaded for the recipe. Normally there will be only 1 element in this list, only in special cases with build requires, private dependencies and settings overridden this list could have more than one element.

      • remote: remote URL if the recipe has been downloaded. null otherwise.
      • cache: true/false. Retrieved from cache (not downloaded).
      • downloaded: true/false. Downloaded from a remote (not in cache).
      • time: ISO 8601 string with the time the recipe was downloaded/retrieved.
      • error: true/false.
      • id: Package ID. E.g., “8018a4df6e7d2b4630a814fa40c81b85b9182d2b”

Example:

$ conan install OpenSSL/1.0.2n@conan/stable --json install.json
install.json
 {
    "installed":[
       {
          "packages":[
             {
                "remote":null,
                "built":false,
                "cache":true,
                "downloaded":false,
                "time":"2018-03-28T08:39:41.385285",
                "error":null,
                "id":"227fb0ea22f4797212e72ba94ea89c7b3fbc2a0c"
             }
          ],
          "recipe":{
             "remote":null,
             "cache":true,
             "downloaded":false,
             "time":"2018-03-28T08:39:41.365836",
             "error":null,
             "id":"OpenSSL/1.0.2n@conan/stable"
          }
       },
       {
          "packages":[
             {
                "remote":null,
                "built":false,
                "cache":true,
                "downloaded":false,
                "time":"2018-03-28T08:39:41.384952",
                "error":null,
                "id":"8018a4df6e7d2b4630a814fa40c81b85b9182d2b"
             }
          ],
          "recipe":{
             "remote":null,
             "cache":true,
             "downloaded":false,
             "time":"2018-03-28T08:39:41.379354",
             "error":null,
             "id":"zlib/1.2.11@conan/stable"
          }
       }
    ],
    "error":false
 }