Deployment and website management

We use gunicorn and whitenoise to serve static files.

Fabric helps to run remote management commands.

At the project root, type fab <TAB> and see the suggested actions.

Available commands so far:

  • create a new client
  • install a new Abelujo instance
  • update a specific project (fully, or a light update without calling apt, npm nor bower)
  • start, stop, restart a website
  • check the status of one or all projects
  • check how the projects are up to date with the main branch (how many commits behind)
  • upload a file to the server
  • run any make command in a specific project
  • check a bower package version
  • ...

Setup Sentry (Raven)

See the save_variables fabric task and how the settings read the Sentry token in a sentry.txt file if present. Fabric is in charge of sending the token to a remote instance on its installation.

Test with python raven test.

Abelujo administration, custom management commands

In addition to using the fabfile commands, an Abelujo administrator may need to work manually on websites. Here some tips and pointers.

Re-initialize quantities to zero

Use our custom management command my_reset_quantities (all our custom commands start with my_ for better exploration).:

./ my_reset_quantities

If you wish to be more precise (set to n copies instead of zero, reset for only a place), this needs more work. See the method Card.quantities_to_zero and the same on Place.