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Developer Mode (Unsupported)
1 minute read.Last Modified 2024-01-30 07:48 EST
Developer mode is for developers only. Users that enable this functionality will not receive support on any issues submitted to iXsystems.
Only enable when you are comfortable with debugging and resolving all issues encountered on the system. Never enable on a system that has production storage and workloads.
TrueNAS is an Open Source Storage appliance, not a standard Linux operating system (OS) that allows customization of the OS environment.
By default, the root/boot filesystem and tools such as
apt are disabled to prevent accidental misconfiguration that renders the system inoperable or puts stored data at risk.
However, as an open-source appliance, there are circumstances in which software developers want to create a development environment to install new packages and do engineering or test work before creating patches to the TrueNAS project.
To enable developer mode, log in to a system as the root account and run the
install-dev-tools removes the default TrueNAS read-only protections and installs a variety of tools needed for development environments on TrueNAS.
These changes do not persist across updates and
install-dev-tools must be re-run after every system update.