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How to use Git for phpBB deployment on VPS

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Hi,

I was quite surprised that I couldn't find step-by-step instructions for phpBB git deployment to production environments.

So there are some articles that show how to set up a local branch for development but still not a word about deployment to production servers.

What I've been thinking of:

Development
  1. Clone a repository:

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    git clone git@github.com:phpbb/phpbb.git
  2. Remove the origin remote:

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    git remote remove origin
  3. Add my own origin:

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    git remote add origin ...
  4. Add an upstream remote:

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    git remote add upstream git@github.com:phpbb/phpbb.git
  5. Checkout the 3.3.x code:

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    git checkout upstream/3.3.x
  6. Update .gitignore to include my changes (extensions/templates/language files) (?)
  7. Make some changes
  8. Get the recent upstream updates:

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    git pull upstream 3.3.x
  9. Commit the changes
  10. Push the changes

Production
  1. Set up a bare repository on a production server
  2. Set up a post-receive hook that will move the "phpBB" folder to my webserver's "www" folder overwriting the existing folders
  3. Execute some scripts (maybe, set permissions?)
Please share how do you deploy the phpBB code to live production servers.

Thank you.

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You should not deploy teh development code on a production site.
Just use the official download package and follow the instructions.

See https://www.phpbb.com/downloads/
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3Di wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:38 am
You should not deploy teh development code on a production site.
Just use the official download package and follow the instructions.

See https://www.phpbb.com/downloads/
Hi,

he could simple use the release tags and then the version is the same as on the download package.. Don't see what is against that.

But maybe he wants to use this repo instead https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb-app This does not have tests etc. included.

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Crizzo wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:40 pm
he could simple use the release tags and then the version is the same as on the download package.. Don't see what is against that.
Even this is not ready to go, you need to run composer to get the third-party libraries pulled in. We don't provide official support in the main support forums for folks running off git due to the extra unknowns of the setup (commit/tag they're on, has composer been run recently, etc.).

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Not to mention new migrations and the likes, no... it is a very bad idea .
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Noxwizard wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:31 pm
Crizzo wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:40 pm
he could simple use the release tags and then the version is the same as on the download package.. Don't see what is against that.
Even this is not ready to go, you need to run composer to get the third-party libraries pulled in. We don't provide official support in the main support forums for folks running off git due to the extra unknowns of the setup (commit/tag they're on, has composer been run recently, etc.).
Well, this is not a big step.

The version of the third-party libraries is freezed with the composer.lock file and if he checks out like: "release-3.3.0" and runs "composer.phar install" nothing i wrong with that version.
3Di wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 12:27 am
Not to mention new migrations and the likes, no... it is a very bad idea .
What do you mean? What "likes"? Why should that not work? :?

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Re: How to use Git for phpBB deployment on VPS

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Thank you for the insights, it’s very helpful.

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