kiskadee is a continuous static analysis tool which writes the analysis results into a Firehose database.


To run kiskadee, you must have docker installed and running. Use the dockerfiles in the util directory to build the images for each static analyzer. The name of the image must be equal of the analyzer name. You can accomplish that by doing

docker build . -t cppcheck

With the Docker images build, create a virtualenv to kiskadee

sudo dnf install virtualenv
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3
source bin/activate

Install some package dependencies. The name of the dependencies are compatible with the Fedora distribution. If you use another distribution, you will have to find the compatible name for the dependencies. The redhat-rpm-config package, is a specific Fedora dependency. If you are not in Fedora (or a Red Hat distribution), maybe you will not have to install it.

sudo dnf install openssl-devel python3-devel gcc redhat-rpm-config

Kiskadee use postgresql as database. You will need to create a database named kiskadee, with a role kiskadee as owner.

Install python dependencies and run kiskadee

pip install -e .
pip install "fedmsg[consumers]"

If you are using distribution with selinux, be aware that you must set permissions so the container can access external files.

Kiskadee looks for its configuration file under util/kiskadee.conf. If everything goes well till now, open the kiskadee.conf file, and set as active only the example fetcher. Now run kiskadee by typing kiskadee on the terminal. If the Docker images was properly build, and the Docker client was properly configured on your machine, kiskadee will be able to analysis a exemple source code. This code is in the kiskadee/tests/test_source/ directory.

To run the API just run the command kiskadee_api.

Anitya Fetcher

If you intend to run the anitya fetcher, you will have to install fedmsg-hub, in order to kiskadee be able to consume the fedmsg events. To install fedmsg-hub follow this steps inside the kiskadee root path:

# Run this inside the kiskadee's virtualenv
sudo mkdir -p /etc/fedmsg.d/
sudo cp util/ util/  /etc/fedmsg.d/
sudo cp util/ /etc/fedmsg.d/
PYTHONPATH=`pwd` fedmsg-hub

With this steps, fedmsg-hub will instantiate AnityaConsumer and publish the monitored events using ZeroMQ. When kiskadee starts it will consume the messages published by the consumer, and will run the analysis.

The events that comes to the anitya fetcher are published by Anitya, on this page

For more info about the Anitya service, read kiskadee documentation.

Debian Fetcher

If you intend to use the debian fetcher, you will have to install the devscripts package, in order use the necessary Debian tools to run the fetcher.


Kiskadee daemon and API development are hosted at pagure.

Kiskadee frontend is hosted at pagure. Feel free to open issues and pull requests there.

We also have mirrors on gitlab and github.

Kiskadee have a CI environment hosted at this url.


kiskadee documentation is hosted at pagure.

To build the documentation just entry in the doc directory, and run

make html

To access the documentation open the index.html file, inside the doc/_build/html.


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