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README.md

deployment

Deploys dotfiles, configuration and packages to my machines using Ansible.

Usage

Download the repository, create an inventory file, and run the ./reconfigure script.

Installing ansible

Install the latest ansible release with:

sudo apt-add-repository --yes ppa:ansible/ansible
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ansible git tilix curl
sudo apt install cinnamon-core # optional
curl -L https://packagecloud.io/github/git-lfs/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add -

Fetch this repository

Clone this repository:

git clone https://github.com/borntyping/deployment.git
cd deployment

Create an inventory file

Create an inventory file named ./inventory.conf. An example inventory might look like this:

[workstation]
localhost ansible_connection=local ansible_sudo_pass=EXAMPLE

If you don't want to create an inventory file, and only want to configure the local machine, you can pass --inventory=localhost, as an argument to ./reconfigure.

Run ansible

./reconfigure

Bootstrapping a new server

If the OS was not created with a personal user, create one before running the above instructions:

adduser sam
usermod -a -G sudo sam

You can the either run Ansible from your workstation by adding a remote connection to the inventory, or directly on the machine you are bootstrapping. To run Ansible directly on the machine:

ansible-pull --url=git@github.com:borntyping/deployment.git -i localhost, -K site.yml

Once ansible has run, set passwords for any additional users:

sudo passwd USER

Post-ansible setup

Ansible sets up everything possible automatically, but there are still some things that must be done manually on a new workstation:

  • Set keyboard shortcuts (workspace switching, terminal).
  • Start the Dropbox client to run the proprietary installer.

Afterwards, you should login to various applications:

  • Dropbox
  • Firefox
  • Slack
  • Steam

There are also some things this repository doesn't do yet:

  • Install [Rust] and development tools (rustfmt, racer).
  • Configure the Slack repository.
  • Configure startup applications.
  • Hide desktop icons.

Development

Some dependencies are managed using Peru, which is installed by the stage2-user role. Once the development machine is bootstrapped you can run peru reup to update those files, which will fetch the lastest versions of the dependecies and copy them into this repository. Tasks that install these files are tagged with peru, so updating the deployed versions of those files can be done with ./reconfigure -t peru.

Licence

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014-2016 Sam Clements

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.