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Deploying symfony and Symfony2 Applications with Capistrano
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Hi! This is your captain speaking.

Capifony is based on Capistrano v2.x and will stick to this version (i.e. Capifony is feature-frozen, and will only accept bug fixes).

At the time of writing, Capistrano v3 is the current major version, and Capifony is not compatible with it.

Don't worry, there is a plugin for that! Using Capistrano v3 + capistrano/symfony (heavily inspired by Capifony) may be the way to go for new projects! You can read more on capifony and its future.



Build Status

Capistrano is an open source tool for running scripts on multiple servers. Its primary use is for easily deploying applications. While it was built specifically for deploying Rails apps, it’s pretty simple to customize it to deploy other types of applications. We’ve been working on creating a deployment “recipe” to work with symfony applications to make our job a lot easier.


  • Symfony 1.4+ OR Symfony2
  • Must have SSH access to the server you are deploying to.
  • Must have Ruby and RubyGems installed on your machine (not required for deployment server)

Installing Capifony


sudo gem install capifony

Through GitHub

git clone git://
cd capifony
gem build capifony.gemspec
sudo gem install capifony-{version}.gem

What's next?

Read the capifony documentation

Running the test suite

You need a set of dependencies in order to run the capifony's test suite. You can use Bundler to install these dependencies:

BUNDLE_GEMFILE=.gemfile bundle install

Then, run the tests using Rake:

BUNDLE_GEMFILE=.gemfile bundle exec rake spec

For more information, see the .travis.yml file.



Capifony is released under the MIT License. See the bundled LICENSE file for details.

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