Badger Rails Gem

Allows for deployment of Rails 3 project to a CentOS 6+ Red Hat 6+ or Ubuntu Server running Mysql and Nginx.
Badger Rails deploys to a Cent Os server by Capistrano for ease of use and Bash for speed. Some of the packages it will build are listed below.

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  • automake
  • bison
  • capistrano-ext
  • curl
  • gcc-c++
  • gcc
  • git
  • libyaml
  • libtool
  • libxml2
  • libxslt
  • logrotate
  • make
  • mysql
  • nginx
  • readline
  • ruby
  • rubygems
  • zlib


  • Unix or Linux with ruby 1.8+
  • Capistrano
  • ssh key
  • git
  • Rails 3+ Project that works :)
  • gem 'mysql2' in Gemfile
  • gem 'unicorn' in Gemfile
  • gem 'therubyracer' in Gemfile. This may require the gem libv8.
  • CentOS 6+ server Red Hat 6+ server or Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04, 11.10


  • gem install badger-rails


In your rails project run the command < badger generate yml > and fill out the config/badger.yml file that is generated.

  • username: "typically root"
  • password: "server password"
  • domain: "domain or ip of the server"
  • port: "ssh port usually port 22"
  • redis: false #true will host redis locally
  • environment: "production" # or "staging", development and testing are excluded.

Run the following commands.
badger create (name of project)
git add .
git commit -m "first badger commit"
git push badger master
badger deploy

Further commits

Additional commits can be made with git. To deploy these new commits push the code using < git push badger master > and < badger deploy >.

Additional Information



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