Next week our Autumn 2016 Sprint starts and we really look forward to welcome our guests. We are in the midst of preparation and hope the weather plays along. All details around the sprint can be find on Meetup. Interesting topics are on the agenda as: backy, batou, NixOS and more – there is an Etherpad to gather them.
If you want to contribute but can’t make it in person, think about join us remote. Just let us know in advance (send a short message to email@example.com or poke us on twitter @flyingcircusio).
During our daily work with deployments it is kind of routine to customize a package downloaded from the internet. In most cases this means downloading a tar file, extracting it and finally to modify some of its content to fit our needs.
This blog post will show you how this can be done during the deployment using batou and without fuzzing around with command line options of tar.
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Our customers at times require Oracle Java for their applications. Our new platform is based on NixOS. As with most Linux distributions, Oracle Java cannot be installed just like that. Oracle’s license prevents redistribution or direct downloading from their servers. NixOS is no exception there.
While manual installation is pretty straightforward on NixOS, ultimately an automated process is what makes operators happy. We use Batou for this.
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Only a few days left until Chemnitzer Linuxtage open their gates. It’s one of the biggest Linux and Free Software events in Germany — maybe in whole Europe. The event mainly focuses on Free Software, the community aroundt it, and people doing great stuff with it.
There will be many users and developers giving talks and workshops, and of course some businesses, too. This is a good chance to get in contact with people involved in and behind your project or get in touch with new ideas and techniques. We’ll be around there, too and share our experiences and get new impulses: we’d be happy to seeyou during our talks about batou and backy.
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This is the start for a multiple part series on how to deploy a Django project with batou.
In this first part, we will setup our batou environment and have a brief look at batou itself. This way we can start to batou right from the start. In following parts we will