Tasks for deploying to a stack running god, rbenv and whatever rails server

Has only been tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 with ruby 1.9.3-p286 using user-local rbenv install


Install from rubygems:

gem install meow-deploy


Add the library to your Gemfile:

group :development do
  gem 'meow-deploy', :require => false

And load it into your deployment script config/deploy.rb:

require 'meow-deploy'

Add necessary hooks:

after 'deploy:restart', 'god:reload', 'god:restart'

Make sure you set up the PATH env variable to include rbenv paths. For example if rbenv is installed in deployment user's home:

set :default_environment, {
  'PATH' => "/home/#{user}/.rbenv/shims:/home/#{user}/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"

Add optional hooks for uploading your .rbenv-vars file if you're using the rbenv-vars plugin:

after 'deploy:create_symlink', 'secrets:upload', 'secrets:symlink'

Create a new configuration file config/god.conf.

Example config - examples/god.conf. Please refer to godrb documentation for more examples and configuration options.


You can modify any of the following options in your deploy.rb config.

  • rbenv - Full path to rbenv. Given user is deploy defaults to /home/deploy/.rbenv/bin/rbenv
  • god_sites_path - Directory where god configs for all apps on the server are symlinked for reloading after reboot. Given user is deploy defaults to /home/deploy/sites/god
  • god_app_path - App-specific god.conf. Defaults to #{current_path}/config/god.conf.
  • bundle_flags - Bundler flags for generating binstubs that use rbenv. Defaults to --deployment --quiet --binstubs --shebang ruby-local-exec


See LICENSE file for details.