But, I can’t really blame all of it on life – after Matthias gave me a crash course on Capistrano basics, I was a bit daunted by recreating the application directory environment for every deploy. Symlinks, local configuration details, file permissions…oh my! [Read more…]
For starters, I had dutifully prepared the weekend before by moving away the dastardly data/ directory (and the odd image_gallery/ directory), retrofitting everything with symbolic links and ensuring that the site was still running correctly. I even checked out the repository to a temporary directory and ensured that our rsync dutifully pushed all changes from the master out to the slaves.
My plan for Tuesday evening was to :