Deployment nightmares


#1

Hi all,

I am at wit’s end. I have been trying to deploy an app I have been
toying with for a couple of months. It’s by no means ready, but I have
tried lots of different ways of deploying, but because there are so
many parts to it and it’s pretty much all new to me, I’ve gotten stuck.
At the moment I have a subversion repository with the app in it and
instant rails and rad rails on WinXP to deploy from, which I am very
happy with. However getting it to deploy from the repository has got me
fooled time and again. The server has Apache and SVN and Cap and
Mongrel installed so I think most if not all the parts are there. Any
advice / help I could be given would be very very very appreciated.

Thanks.
Paul.


#2

On Jan 21, 2007, at 6:21 PM, paul gatt wrote:

At the moment I have a subversion repository with the app in it and
instant rails and rad rails on WinXP to deploy from, which I am very
happy with. However getting it to deploy from the repository has
got me
fooled time and again. The server has Apache and SVN and Cap and
Mongrel installed so I think most if not all the parts are there. Any
advice / help I could be given would be very very very appreciated.

It sounds like you have all the “right” parts, so it’s mostly a
matter of getting them working with each other. How far have you
gotten, what do you know to work, what parts do you know talk to the
other parts, etc.

-faisal


#3

Thanks for replying Faisal,

Win XP is talking to Subversion - ie. Rad Rails is putting the app into
and can export the repository.
Apache is up and running. I can log into the repository on a internet
browser and see new revisions if I make changes.
The rest, I am afraid is rubbish. Capistrano can never see the
repository to save itself and I think I have tried every combo of
logging into it (in terms of giving it a different url at least). Is
the problem that I have a password protected repository? I can also see
the “It Works” page on the browser so Apache is definitely up.