Automating Drone Updates with Autoupdate
Drone is a continuous integration platform that helps developers automate their build, test and release workflows. Keeping your software up-to-date is important for security and stability. With Chapati Systems Autoupdate, updating Drone CI has never been easier.
Configuring Autoupdate for Drone CI
To configure Autoupdate to update Drone CI, you need to add a section for Drone CI in the config file. Here is an example of what the config for Drone CI might look like:
[Drone] update=True composeDir=/opt/drone containerization=podman site=https://ci.kernel.fun apiUrl=https://api.github.com/repos/harness/drone/releases/latest preUpdateHook= postUpdateHook=
In this example, we have set
True to enable updates for Drone. We have also specified the directory where our Docker Compose file for Drone is located with
composeDir. We have chosen
podman as our containerization tool with
apiUrl options specify the URL of our Drone instance and the URL of the latest release on GitHub respectively. The
postUpdateHook options allow us to specify commands that will be run before and after updating Drone.
Once you have configured Autoupdate for Drone CI, updating it is as simple as running it as root user on your server with a command like the following one:
root@server:/opt/config# ./autoupdate --config=/opt/config/drone.ini
This will read the configuration file from
/opt/config/drone.ini and perform the following steps:
- Fetch the latest release information from https://api.github.com/repos/harness/drone/releases/latest
- Compare the current version of Drone on your server with the latest version available on GitHub
- If there is a newer version, download the new Docker Images
- If specified, run of
preUpdateHookbefore updating Drone
- Restarting of the Containers with the new Docker Images
- If specified, run of
postUpdateHookafter updating Drone
That’s it! You have successfully updated Drone with Chapati Systems Autoupdate.
With Chapati Systems Autoupdate, updating software like Drone has never been easier. By adding a simple config section for each piece of software you want to update and running a single command as root user on your server, you can keep your system up-to-date with minimal effort.
I hope this article helps you understand how Chapati Systems Autoupdate can benefit users who want to keep their continuous integration platform up-to-date.