Updating a production

I have an application (rails 3.2, ruby 1.9) in production
I just want to change one file in the application and I am not deploying
the whole application

What do I have to do ?
If it is e.g a controller file do I just have to change the file and
restart the application ?
it it is e.eg an assets file e.g a css file do I also have to preompile
assets again and then restart the application?

or

Do I have run bundle install ?
Do I have to empty the old cash with assets ?
I cannot find any description of how to just change a file in a running
production ?
Anything more ?

There is really no deployment script
We had an application in development mode that was changed to production
mode by changing the configuration file on the apache server with fusion
passenger ( think?).
and by setting railsenv-variabeln to production
and by running rake task precompile assets
I would like to deploy it by uploading all files that according to their
timestamps have been changed
then precompile assets when needed
Then What is needed ??

13 okt 2014 kl. 18:19 skrev Jason Fleetwood-Boldt
[email protected]:

You tell us, how do you normally deploy your app?

Most non-Heroku setups use a capistrano-based based deployment
strategy, usually this involves having a folder called “releases” with
subfolders timestamped for each deploy. Typically, they check out the
latest code into a new folder, run the asset compilation, change the
symlink of the current app to be the latest version, and then restart
the application (among other things).

But you need to ask the person who set up your deployment script in the
first place how it was done. We can’t tell you without knowing how it
was setup in the first place.

-Jason

On Oct 13, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Hans [email protected] wrote:

Do I have to empty the old cash with assets ?
I cannot find any description of how to just change a file in a running
production ?
Anything more ?


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Generally this is not now modern web apps are deployed.

You need to set up a real deployment process for yourself – that itself
could be several weeks of work in a non-Heroku environment. To get
started with that I would read the docs for Capistrano.

Alternatively, you could switch your host server to Heroku and probably
be up & running in about an hour or two.

-Jason

On Oct 13, 2014, at 12:46 PM, Hans M. [email protected]
wrote:

There is really no deployment script
We had an application in development mode that was changed to production mode by
changing the configuration file on the apache server with fusion passenger (
think?).
and by setting railsenv-variabeln to production
and by running rake task precompile assets
I would like to deploy it by uploading all files that according to their
timestamps have been changed
then precompile assets when needed
Then What is needed ??


Jason Fleetwood-Boldt
[email protected]
http://www.jasonfleetwoodboldt.com/writing

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turned into blog posts (original poster information will be made
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On Monday, October 13, 2014 7:48:06 PM UTC+3, Hans wrote:

Well then there’s your deployment script:

  1. upload the changes
  2. rake assets:precompile
  3. restart apache

Just in case something goes wrong, try this in a safe environment first
and
make sure application is running properly (you’ve got e2e tests, don’t
you?
:-D)

Thanks for the advices
We will do that
but why is e2e tests?

14 okt 2014 kl. 09:53 skrev Dennis K. [email protected]: