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    The hotfix command currently is really only used and thus tailored to @girish and my use-case. It used to be part of the normal cli tooling, but since it requires a specific folder setup of box and dashboard repo we removed it from there.

    In order to make it useful for more people, I think we have to rework that quite a bit.


  • @nebulon said in Cloudron as an app inside of Cloudron:

    It used to be part of the normal cli tooling

    Yeah, it's still documented in the npm repo as cloudron machine for the normal CLI.

    But it would really help me with updates and applying my hot fixes (one in development made by @girish that's already in master but not released, and the other my VPN Client hot fixes until @girish is ready to work with me to integrate them into core in 2021).

    Basically, @nebulon, is there anyway I can use this tool? @girish acted as if it was the perfect tool to use in my case. Because every update I have to SSH into the server and nano ../home/yellowtent/box/src/docker.js along with 3 other files to keep testing my app every time you guys update (it's treacherous, you can't even select text in nano every change has to be manually redone). Soooo, is it possible for me to use this tool to do that?

    Also, @girish told me I should have permission to see the dashboard repo (the VPN client needs a dropbox in every app's dashboard config to choose which VPN Client to connect to) but it returns a 404 even when logged in (which @girish said was a bug a few posts above this one).

    I figured the CLI required an exact folder format. I was guessing the entire installation of Cloudron /yellowtent/box/ pulled from the server. I then make my hot fixes (including girish's --no-push hot fix from master). And the hotfix tool took the SSH credentials and did diffs to compare and overwrite as needed.

    Am I close? This tool is very undocumented but girish made it sound like it was needed for me (probably felt bad I was using nano via ssh).

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    @Lonk Maybe you can debug a bit to figure what needs to be done/fixed. All it's doing is really ssh'ing and copying files and restarting the box service mostly.


  • Edit: Disclaimer - I don't want to waste anyone's time so in the end I will RE if need be, but I think my question should require a quick copy paste or two of the directory it needs and the syntax you use. But if that's too much, I'll RE, I don't want to bother you guys. I'm also trying to work on being more concise in written commnication and this decidedly wasn't. 😅

    @girish Well, yes, I understand that the tool is ssh-ing into the VPS for the file changes (but didn't know it only restarted box, meaning I can do this at anytime, I've been waiting on setup depending on your response in this thread).

    It's just, I don't know from what directory does cloudron-machine hotfix hotfix. @nebulon mentioned I needed dashboard access for it to even work which you'd mentioned with me being logged into gitlab I should have access to (but it 404s). So, don't get me wrong, I'll RE the crap out of this entire program, I'm just trying not to do so if what nebulon says is true and I don't have access to a vital part of using the tool. I ideally wanted an example (like a copy and paste of the way you use it in the command line, but with fake data ofc). But, I understand if you don't have time for that.

    You're making it sound like RE-ing wouldn't be a waste of my time then? Cause if I want to build apps and always make sure they work on the bleeding edge of your code, this would make it a lot easier to do so and I'm willing to RE. So, basically, I'm only asking your opinion on if what @nebulon sounded like he was implying that it would be impossible to use tool you recommended me due to currently only having limited access on gitlab (and the file structure necessary that cloudron-machine takes requires dashboard access as he said). Or do you think I could RE myself around that issue? Cause I haven't figured out the file directory yet but I also haven't included dashboard so maybe that's why.

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    @Lonk Yes, the tool requires dashboard code access to work.

    I have made https://git.cloudron.io/cloudron/dashboard/ public for now. I will debug why the internal setting does not work in GitLab when I find the time. Curiously, it works for some users..

    For the hotfix itself, the directory structure is that the repos are checked out in same directory. Like if you have a folder "foo", then the repos are in foo/dashboard and foo/box . Then you cd into foo/box and then run the hotfix tool. That should really be it.

    If you want to install a specific release, you have to check out the same tag on both the repos and run hotfix tool again. Also, there is no way to "revert" back to older release in Cloudron, you have to start afresh. We always do rolling updates.


  • @girish said in Cloudron as an app inside of Cloudron:

    @Lonk Yes, the tool requires dashboard code access to work.

    I have made https://git.cloudron.io/cloudron/dashboard/ public for now. I will debug why the internal setting does not work in GitLab when I find the time. Curiously, it works for some users..

    For the hotfix itself, the directory structure is that the repos are checked out in same directory. Like if you have a folder "foo", then the repos are in foo/dashboard and foo/box . Then you cd into foo/box and then run the hotfix tool. That should really be it.

    If you want to install a specific release, you have to check out the same tag on both the repos and run hotfix tool again. Also, there is no way to "revert" back to older release in Cloudron, you have to start afresh. We always do rolling updates.

    Omg, you're the best - that was exactly what I needed. Thank you for taking the time to write out, and explain that to me. I'm sorry if I'm a burden sometimes with my verbose questions. Just know I'm grateful for your help! I honestly think this will help me always keep up to date that my current / future apps so that my apps always support the latest Cloudron changes. Sorta like testing on beta before master releases to make sure there are no bugs (once I build out a build process to have my development server always be running on master using this tool).

    Anyway, let me know when you want to test "Gitlap Repo Permissions" with my account and dashboard "permissions" since we at least both know that my account specifically gets the 404. Maybe that's related to why my account is able to create new repos but unable to import a project from Github (where the current code for the OpenVPN Client is). I'll transfer it at some point, but I couldn't afford the fancy Git Desktop app (that supported any repo) and "GitHub Desktop" is free, so I've just been using that. But I will transfer it over by hand at some point. 😅 Likely, after 6.0 comes out when you have time to go over the box changes.


  • @girish I almost got this working, had to work through some issues being on OS X but the tool fully works. Pretty cool.

    But, quick question, this hotfix tool expects either a compiled or uncompiled version of dashboard and I'm not sure which path is correct: if it's compiled into box the path is /dashboard/dist/dashboard_files, if it's uncompiled outside of box it's just /dashboard/dashboard_files.

    Do you know happen to know off the top of your head? 🤞


  • Okay, yeah, I think it's not the compiled directory, it's just /dashboard/, I'm so close now - but check my latest, kind of hilarious error. Any ideas on this one?

    Joels-Macbook-2016:box Joel$ cloudron-machine hotfix --cloudron my.example.com --ssh-key id_rsa --release 5.6.4
    This script requires node 10.18.1
    Unable to create version tarball.
    Joels-Macbook-2016:box Joel$ node -v
    v12.17.0
    Joels-Macbook-2016:box Joel$ 
    

    Does it mean it requires that exact node version. Oh, development. 😂


  • @Lonk said in Cloudron as an app inside of Cloudron:

    Does it mean it requires that exact node version. Oh, development. 😂

    Figured it out. It actually did mean that, switched versions and it's compiling, even comiling through the dashboard GULPFILE so I'm positive it just wanted the repo now, not the final version. This hotfix tool is almost a full compiler.


  • Got the tool fully working on macOS. Worked like a charm after I figured out everything the tool wanted.

    I had to make a small commit to dashboard since macOS doesn't support the timedatectl CLI tool so I converted that command into a universal one that returns the same values on either Ubuntu and Macs. But that was literally the only thing that didn't work in the entire tool and I've already committed a change for that (locally, of course).

    So, thanks for your help @girish, this will allow me to build a cloudron-master Cloudron install that's, ofc, unstable - but it will be just to test my apps in before you turn your new commits into a release to make sure my apps are always compatible with your newest changes! ☺