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Development Methods

Last updated: 2021-05-24 11:18:22

    Deployment Methods

    Tencent Cloud SCF provides the following function deployment methods. For more information about how to create and update a function, see Create and Update a Function.

    Installing and Deploying Dependencies

    Currently, the SCF standard Python Runtime only supports writing to the /tmp directory, and other directories are read-only. Therefore, you need to install, package and upload the local dependent library for use. The Python dependency package can be uploaded with function codes to the cloud, or uploaded to the layer that will be bound to the required function.

    Locally installing dependency packages

    Dependency manager

    In Python, dependencies can be managed with the pip package manager. Replace pip with pip3 or pip2 according to the environment configurations.


    1. Configure dependency information in requirements.txt.
    2. Run the pip install -r requirements.txt -t . command under the code directory to install the dependency package. You can use the -t parameter to specify the installation directory, or directly run -t . under the project’s code directory to install the dependency package in the current directory.

    • Use the pip freeze > requirements.txt command to generate a requirements.txt file that contains all dependencies of the current environment.
    • Because the function is running on CentOS 7, install the dependency package in the same environment to avoid errors. For detailed directions, see Using Container Image.
    • If some dependencies require dynamic link library, please manually copy these dependencies to the installation directory, and then package them for uploading. For more information, see Installing Dependency with Docker.


    1. Use the index.py code file shown below to install the requests dependency locally.
      # -*- coding: utf8 -*-
      import requests
      def main_handler(event, context):
          addr = "www.qq.com"
          resp = requests.get(addr)
          return resp
    2. Run the pip3 install requests -t . command to install the requests dependency under the current directory of the project. The code file is as follows:
    $ pip3 install requests -t .
    Collecting requests
        Using cached requests-2.25.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (61 kB)
    Collecting certifi>=2017.4.17
        Using cached certifi-2020.12.5-py2.py3-none-any.whl (147 kB)
    Collecting chardet<5,>=3.0.2
        Using cached chardet-4.0.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (178 kB)
    Collecting idna<3,>=2.5
        Using cached idna-2.10-py2.py3-none-any.whl (58 kB)
    Collecting urllib3<1.27,>=1.21.1
        Using cached urllib3-1.26.4-py2.py3-none-any.whl (153 kB)
    Installing collected packages: urllib3, idna, chardet, certifi, requests
    Successfully installed certifi-2020.12.5 chardet-4.0.0 idna-2.10 requests-2.25.1 urllib3-1.26.4
    $ ls -l
    total 8
    drwxr-xr-x   3 xxx  111    96  4 29 16:45 bin
    drwxr-xr-x   7 xxx  111   224  4 29 16:45 certifi
    drwxr-xr-x   8 xxx  111   256  4 29 16:45 certifi-2020.12.5.dist-info
    drwxr-xr-x  44 xxx  111  1408  4 29 16:45 chardet
    drwxr-xr-x   9 xxx  111   288  4 29 16:45 chardet-4.0.0.dist-info
    drwxr-xr-x  11 xxx  111   352  4 29 16:45 idna
    drwxr-xr-x   8 xxx  111   256  4 29 16:45 idna-2.10.dist-info
    -rw-r--r--@ 1 xxx 111 177 4 29 16:33 index.py
    drwxr-xr-x  21 xxx  111   672  4 29 16:45 requests
    drwxr-xr-x   9 xxx  111   288  4 29 16:45 requests-2.25.1.dist-info
    drwxr-xr-x  17 xxx  111   544  4 29 16:45 urllib3
    drwxr-xr-x  10 xxx  111   320  4 29 16:45 urllib3-1.26.4.dist-info

    Packaging and uploading

    You can upload dependencies together with the project, and use them through the import statement in function codes. You can also package and deploy dependencies to a layer, and bind the layer to a function being created to reuse them.

    The zip package for deploying functions or layers can be generated automatically by a local folder via the console or manually. All the packaging should be under the project directory to place codes and dependencies in the root directory of the zip package. For more information, see Packaging requirements.

    Special dependency packages

    Some Python dependencies such as the pycryptodome dependency need to be compiled for installation. Because the compilation varies with the operating system, the dependent library, dynamic library, and other programs compiled on Windows or Mac may be unable to run in the SCF environment. The following solutions are recommended.

    • Use the dependent library that is ready for FaaS open source implementations.
    • Search dependencies or submit requirements in the SCF public layer. This layer collects and stores special dependency packages, and provides the deployment support.
    • Use the container solution and SCF container image to install and extract special dependencies locally, and then package and upload them to the code runtime environment.
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