Cloudron CLI within an app?
mmolivier last edited by girish
While reading the docs for creating a Custom App I ran into the following warning:
The Cloudron CLI is intended to be installed on your PC/Mac and should NOT be installed on the Cloudron.
Some background regarding the problem I'm trying to solve: I want to create a Custom App based on the Docker image of coder.com. Within this environment I'll be developing applications. After each
git pushthe idea is to do a
docker push. At this point git and the Docker Registry are up to date.
The next step would be to 'push' these changes to Cloudron. To do this I have to execute
cloudron update. Would this work considering that I'm working within a Cloudron app? Or would it be more recommended to do this step on a higher level or a different environment?
Does this flow make sense? Apologies if this is a dumb question
Example from me wanting to update my custom forked minecraft app (1.3.9 to 1.4.0) after I merged the recent updates from the original
# build my image ╭─eha-desktop in ⌁ ╰─λ docker build -t brutalbirdie/minecraft-app:1.4.0 . # Push my image ╭─eha at eha-desktop in ⌁ ╰─λ docker push brutalbirdie/minecraft-app:1.4.0 # Update my installed App and do not run a backup ╭─eha at eha-desktop in ⌁ ╰─λ cloudron update --no-backup --image brutalbirdie/minecraft-app:1.4.0 --app mc.domain.tld
docker pushuses your configured registry, in my case it was hub.docker.com
You also need to configure your docker registry in cloudron.
mmolivier last edited by
@brutalbirdie right, but you're running these commands from your local desktop right? In my case the "local desktop" would be an installed app. In theory the Cloudron CLI tool should work, but the warning in the docs made me doubt.
Yea I just re-read your issue. (and you commented what I just gathered)
Since you are inside the cloudron app you need to install the cloudron-cli inside the app.
aka. while building the container.
Using cloudron-cli within an app as such is no issue. However I wonder what your use-case for such an app is. It looks like you have git and such tools on your laptop/desktop already, so maybe the Cloudron build service app is what could help you as well, if your concern is building docker images on your laptop and pushing them to the docker hub or other registries: https://www.cloudron.io/store/io.cloudron.buildservice.html or the docs have more info https://docs.cloudron.io/apps/build-service/
In fact we mostly built that to speed up docker pushes (for example when working out of a cafe wifi ) and avoiding the need to have a properly working docker environment locally.
mmolivier last edited by
Hi @nebulon, the usecase is that I want my dev environment on a remote VPS so I don't need to worry about backups or my laptop breaking all of a sudden. I need to be able to switch to another laptop with minimal effort.
Up until now I've got this working pretty well on a VPS but keeping it up to date and managing configurations is a pain. Cloudron seems to solve that.
Even though the CLI is very intuitive, the build service seems interesting, I'll look into that, thanks!
robi last edited by
This sounds like it should be a part of the
buildpackage and/or the
registrypackage, depending on use case.