yet another geek

06 Feb 2014
automatic git deploy

this blog update was deployed automatically

Believe me, it was.

first things first

I put my whole jekyll project on my github page.

Afterwards I installed ruby and the jekyll gem on my ArchLinux webserver.

Normally ruby would install all gems into the $HOME/.gem directory. Since I was gonna use the http user to build the homepage, I didn’t want to install the gem into the http directory (/srv/http).

Instead I put it under /usr/lib/ruby/gems

$ pacman -S ruby
$ gem install --install-dir /usr/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0 --no-user-install jekyll

My next step was to clone my git repository into the http home folder.

$ git clone https://github.com/eyenx/eyenx.ch /srv/http
$ chown http.http /srv/http -R

and modify my nginx.conf:

        location / {
            root   /srv/http/_site;
            index  index.html index.htm index.php;

finally, make it be cloned and built automatically every hour, without checking if there was a commit or not. Simple but reliable.

$ cat /etc/cron.d/jekyll
0 * * * * http git pull; jekyll build

Test it simply by removing the _site/categories.html file and wait for cron to do his magic.

still keeping my todo list

Thanks to this simple modification, my todo list just got a lot shorter:

  • I want to create an about page
  • share the code on **github**
  • **automatically deploy** this static site on my [DigitalOcean](http://digitalocean.com) vhost
  • post comments over Disqus