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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: forrestbot for lenya
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:26:25 GMT
Thanks Dave!

I will try to setup the forrestbot at home in a while (have to fix the 
computer of my wife first ;-)).

I reckon I will open a howto on that topic in the docu ;-).

Cheers for the help!

King regards
thorsten

Dave Brondsema wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> 
> 
>>Dave Brondsema wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hello group,
>>>>
>>>>I would like to use the forrestbot for updating the lenya website.
>>>>
>>>>Is there a possibility to use a global apache forrestbot that will
>>>>take care of the genaration and deployment of the lenya site? Or do I
>>>>have to install it in my pc and run it from there?
>>>>
>>>
>>>See the recent "[Proposal] forrestbot at apache.org" thread on
>>>dev@forrest.  I am going to start the discuss on infrastucture.
>>>
>>
>>I saw that is the reason why ask here whether you see a possibility to
>>use an existing one now. Maybe the one that is deploying our (the
>>forrest) site ;-).
>>
> 
> 
> The only exiting one is at forrestbot.cocoondev.org and it is very out of
> date.
> 
> 
>>>A lenya buildfile and maybe a scheduled job is all you need.
>>>
>>
>>Yeah, that is what I understood from
>>http://forrest.apache.org/docs/forrestbot.html.  It states
>>forrest -f mybuildfile.xml
>>to execute the bot, right? Can I just add that to the crontab for my
>>user@minotaurus? With other work is there forrest installed at apache?
>>
>>Or is it that I will add it to my local crontab and deploy the site from
>>home (or wherever I will set up the machine doing the task)?
>>
>>How are you (or better forrest) doing it to deploy it?
>>
> 
> 
> There is no common forrest installation on any of the apache servers,
> AFAIK.
> 
> If you use a crontab, the FORREST_HOME variable won't be set, so
> you'll probably want to do (something like):
> [crontab timings] . /home/username/.bash_profile; cd somedir; forrest -f
> file.xml
> 
> You can do it from home or anywhere.  I have been updating the forrest
> website by using the forrestbot at home.  I'm not sure exactly how
> the ASF forrestbot will be set up.
> 


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