Setting up CD for a Ruby on Rails project with Bitbucket Pipelines and Docker
I’d love to set up continuous deployment in Bitbucket Pipelines for a Ruby on Rails / PostgreSQL / Sidekiq project, but I’m struggling to get my head around how it all fits together, and specifically how to get postgres working inside a Docker image. I’m very new to Docker and Pipelines.
In my Googling, Docker talks about using docker-compose to create a bundle, so I’d have a Postgres container and a Sideqik container, then link them with the app container. But I’m not sure what the difference is between a bundle and an image, and if Bitbucket Pipelines supports bundles. Eventually I want to set up deployments to a staging environment on Heroku, but for now just getting
rspec spec to work in Pipelines would be nice.
Is there an existing public image that has Ruby + PostgreSQL already set up that I can use? If not, where do I start? My current Dockerfile looks like this:
FROM postgres:9.4 FROM ruby:2.3.1-onbuild RUN apt-get update -qq && apt-get install -y build-essential libpq-dev nodejs postgresql-client
I then run
docker build . and
docker run -it my-image /bin/bash and the following commands:
root@a84ad0e7c16b:/usr/src/app# postgres bash: postgres: command not found root@a84ad0e7c16b:/usr/src/app# psql psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory Is the server running locally and accepting connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
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Taking the advice from https://bitbucket.org/spittet/ruby-postgresql you could easily setup your
bitbucket-pipelines.yml like this:
image: spittet/ruby-postgresql pipelines: default: - step: script: - bundle install - /etc/init.d/postgresql start - sudo -u postgres sh -c 'createuser root --createdb' - rails db:setup RAILS_ENV=test - rspec
As you may see I needed to create a user with permissions for creating databases.
For debugging you could try locally first:
run -i -t -v <local_directory_of_your_rails_app>:<directory_on_docker> spittet/ruby-postgresql /bin/bash cd <directory_on_docker> bundle install...
Docker compose is still not available inside Bitbucket Pipelines, so you’ll have to use a single Docker image which has all the dependencies you need already installed.
We’ve also struggled with finding good Docker container with Django Postgres stack and ended up building custom Docker container. I’ve described the whole process and steps in a post: Building, Testing and Deploying Django App with Bitbucket Pipelines. You can use it as a template for your project, and replace Python dependencies with Ruby.