Installation Process


Ubuntu / Debian

Install the necessary packages using apt-get.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install git python3 python3-flask python3-pexpect python3-yaml python3-requests

Arch Linux

Install the necessary packages using pacman.

$ sudo pacman -Syy
$ sudo pacman -S git python3 python-flask python-pexpect python-yaml python-requests

pip based

If you prefer working with pip based install instead of the above, then you should install

$ pip install --user pexpect pyyaml flask requests

For Ubuntu and Debian based system you also need the pip package

$ sudo apt install git python3 python3-pip

Likewise for Arch Linux

$ sudo pacman -S git python3 python-pip



First one needs to setup webhooks at GitHub. Important things to configure here is the Payload URL, which should point to the server running IBART. The listening port is by default 5000. For Content type one should select application/json. The secret on the GitHub webhooks page is a string that you need to export in your shell before starting IBART (see “Running IBART/Exports”). At the section Which events would you like to trigger this webhook? it is sufficient to select Pull requests.

Personal access token

You need to generate a personal access token for your GitHub account. Note that this is not something unique for an individual git. You can generate the token at the Peronal access token page.


Obviously one need to clone IBART also, it doesn’t matter where it is placed.

$ git clone