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Deb Constrictor for Configuration Deployment (Part 3)

Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of this three-part series on deploying this site with Deb Constrictor. This post will cover how to build and deploy DPKGs for configuration (including different configuration for different environments), and how v0.4 of Deb Constrictor adds the ability to mark files as configuration.

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Deb Constrictor for Virtualenv Deployment (Part 2)

Using Docker for a reproducible deployment environment! Now that I have your attention with some buzzwords, welcome to the second of three parts in my series on how I deploy this site using Deb Constrictor. The last post was about building and deploying the application code, this one is about building the Python virtual environment ...

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Deb Constrictor for Application Deployment (Part 1)

Deb Constrictor (my pure-Python DPKG building application) adds many features in version 0.3 to make building packages easier and to keep your configurations DRY. This is part one of three posts of how I use Deb Constrictor to build and release this web site (the one you’re reading right now).

The application is released ...

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Building Debian Packages with Python (UPDS Part I.V)

I use DPKGs for all my deployments, and have tried a number of tools to build them. None have been perfect though, so what’s the best solution? Build my own, of course! TL;DR: I wrote a native Python (OS-independent) package to build Debian Packages: deb‑constrictor.

Alternatives

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The Ultimate Python Deployment System I

I don’t release stuff as often as I should. Because it’s a pain to configure new applications and get them installed where you want them. I want a tool that:

  • Will automatically install dependencies
  • Handles version incrementing without being tied to source control (i.e. the current version is stored in a file ...

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Help, I've been a-salt-ed!

I love to start posts with a terrible pun. I also love Salt. If you’re not familiar with Salt, it’s a tool for managing servers, similar to the likes of Puppet and Chef. They all claim to be great for taking control of an army of machines, but for my purposes I just ...

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