10 January 2007

Capistrano show_deploy_tasks

Ok - Ruby on Rails is way cool. And now I'm trying out a deployment for the first time using Capistrano.

The problem I'm finding with all of this is that I'm chasing a moving target and the documentation can't even keep up. Here are a couple of examples:

The documentation told me that I could get a list of deployment tasks and their descriptions by typing "rake show_deploy_tasks". Wrong:

$ rake show_deploy_tasks
rake aborted!
Don't know how to build task 'show_deploy_tasks'

The new command is "cap show_tasks".

Also, the "rake remote:setup" command is deprecated. Use "cap setup" instead.

Really, it's pretty crazy. I'm using the latest Agile book and reading the Cap manual from the Rails site.


richard said...

Your post helped me get Cap up and running - thanks. I'm here in Austin also. Are you part of the Austin on Rails group?

harold said...

I'm glad my post helped someone. I remember spending some time trying to figure out what was going on and wasn't finding much online to help. I am a member of Austin on Rails, although I haven't been to the past couple of meetings...