I couldn’t sleep last night due to a stupid amount of coffee while my brother came round so I go to thinking how I could sort out the mess that is currently my production server.
I first thought about using codebasehq/deployhq but decided I don’t need any more money going out of my account when I have the skills and knowledge (also hardware) to do this myself. After seeing how we deploy stuff at work I figured I’d try and port it across to Debian based servers and make quite a few changes based on my requirements.
Here is an overview of what I want to put in place:
- Jenkins server for all the hardwork (already setup from the mumblr days)
- Package script to create debs of sites
- Deployment script to push and install debs on remote servers (probably just handled within Jenkins).
You’ll need the following Jenkins plugins:
- Debian Package Builder - https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Debian+Package+Builder+Plugin
You’ll also need to setup a pgp key so that you can sign your package, read more here - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto. Once you’ve configured that you’ll then need to export it and save it in jenkins:
gpg –export -a “jenkins” > public.key
gpg –export-secret-key -a “jenkins” > secret.key
Note this has to be done with the name “jenkins”
Within your workspace you’ll need a folder called debian, within that you’ll need the following files: