How to Install Capistrano on FreeBSD Latest

Capistrano is a tool that facilitates the deployment of web applications to servers. In this tutorial, we will be discussing how to install Capistrano on FreeBSD Latest.

Step 1 - Update the package repository

Before installing Capistrano, you need to update the package repository on your FreeBSD system. To do this, run the following command:

sudo pkg update

Step 2 - Install Ruby

Capistrano is written in Ruby, so we need to install Ruby first. We can install Ruby using the following command:

sudo pkg install ruby

This command will install the latest version of Ruby on your system. Alternatively, you can check the available versions of Ruby by running the following command:

sudo pkg search ruby

Step 3 - Install Capistrano

Once Ruby is installed, we can install Capistrano using the following command:

sudo gem install capistrano

This command will download and install the latest version of Capistrano on your system.

Step 4 - Verify the installation

To verify that Capistrano is installed correctly, you can check the version of Capistrano using the following command:

cap --version

This command will show you the version of Capistrano that is installed on your FreeBSD system.

Step 5 - Configure Capistrano

Before using Capistrano, you need to configure it for your project. You can do this by creating a Capfile in your project's directory and adding the necessary configuration.

For example, the following Capfile configures Capistrano to deploy a Ruby on Rails application:

# Capfile

require 'capistrano/rails'

set :application, 'my_app'
set :repo_url, 'git@github.com:username/my_app.git'
set :deploy_to, '/var/www/my_app'
set :linked_files, %w{config/database.yml .env}
set :linked_dirs, %w{bin log tmp/pids tmp/cache tmp/sockets vendor/bundle public/system}
set :keep_releases, 5
set :passenger_restart_with_touch, true

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have covered how to install Capistrano on FreeBSD Latest. Now you can use Capistrano to easily deploy your web applications.

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