In Part I, I talked about my approach to deploying a website and I offered pear and subversion as solutions to the problem. To briefly elaborate on my subversion part, I want to share the following Capistrano recipe with you.
Capistrano, isn’t that Ruby?
Yes it is! Capistrano is a nifty piece of software. Not because it’s so super-duper complex, but because it’s pretty robust and works really well.
I am sure everyone heard of the “the right tool for the job” theory and this is along those lines. Please don’t be afraid of a little Ruby to ease the deployment process. (They don’t deserve your fear anyway. ;-))
cd /usr/ports/devel/rubygem-capistrano && make install clean
apt-get install rubygems
gem install capistrano
Go on and create a
$HOME, and this is where we’ll keep our tasks.