Previously, I have used the discourse packages from https://packager.io/gh/pkgr/discourse because that was easy to install and to maintain, just with Ubuntu packages.
Unfortunately, those packages have not been updated for a while.
Another thing is that I can now run docker within an lxc container, which makes it easier for me to deploy docker on my root server.
So I decided to upgrade my pkgr discourse installation from 1.5.1 to the latest stable docker discourse installation.
These threads and pages have helped me:
So I created a backup of the 1.5.1 installation, within the admin dashboard, and downloaded that locally.
I created an LXC container with Fedora 24 (see https://github.com/tpokorra/lxc-scripts/issues/27).
Inside the container:
dnf install docker git which systemctl enable docker systemctl start docker mkdir /var/discourse git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse_docker.git /var/discourse cd /var/discourse # comment last line, because we want to edit the file containers/app.yml before installing sed -i 's~./launcher bootstrap~#./launcher bootstrap~g' discourse-setup ./discourse-setup # edit containers/app.yml: # comment the line with 443:443 because I am using nginx outside of the LXC container for https # in section params, add this line: # version: v1.5.1 # I changed UNICORN-WORKERS from 6 to 2, because my forum does not have much traffic ./launcher bootstrap app && ./launcher start app
Now I login to the new discourse installation, with the admin email address specified in
discourse-setup. Checking in the dashboard, I have version 1.5.1 indeed.
I restore the backup that I downloaded from the old server (need to make sure to enable restore first in the dashboard settings!).
Verify that the forum works.
Now upgrade Discourse to the latest stable version:
cd /var/discourse git pull sed -i "s/^ version:.*/ version: stable/g" containers/app.yml ./launcher rebuild app