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Cinnamon - A minimalistic deploy tool


use strict;
use warnings;

# Exports some commands
use Cinnamon::DSL;

my $application = 'My::App';

# It's required if you want to login to remote host
set user => 'johndoe';

# User defined params to use later
set application => $application;
set repository  => "git://$application";

# Lazily evaluated if passed as a code
set lazy_value  => sub {

# Roles
role development => '', {
    deploy_to => "/home/app/www/$application-devel",
    branch    => "develop",

# Lazily evaluated if passed as a code
role production  => sub {
    my $res   = LWP::UserAgent->get('');
    my $hosts = decode_json $res->content;
}, {
    deploy_to => "/home/app/www/$application",
    branch    => "master",

# Tasks
task update => sub {
    my ($host, @args) = @_;
    my $deploy_to = get('deploy_to');
    my $branch = 'origin/' . get('branch');

  # Executed on localhost
  run 'some', 'command';

    # Executed on remote host
    remote {
        run "cd $deploy_to && git fetch origin && git checkout -q $branch && git submodule update --init";
    } $host;
task restart => sub {
  my ($host, @args) = @_;
  # ...

# Nest tasks
task server => {
    setup => sub {
        my ($host, @args) = @_;
        # ...


This software is under the heavy development and considered ALPHA quality. Things might be broken, not all features have been implemented, and APIs will be likely to change.


Cinnamon is a minimalistic deploy tool aiming to provide structurization of issues about deployment. It only introduces the most essential feature for deployment and a few utilities.


This module provides some DSLs for use. I designed them to be kept as simple as possible, and I don't want to add too many commands:

Structural Commands

role ( $role: Str => ($host: String | $hosts: Array[String] | $sub: CODE), $param: HASHREF )

    role production => '';

    # or

    role production => [ qw( production2.exampl.ecom) ];

    # or

    role production => sub {
        my $res   = LWP::UserAgent->get('');
        my $hosts = decode_json $res->content;

    # or

    role production => '', {
        hoge => 'fuga',

Relates names (eg. production) to hosts to be deployed.

If you pass a CODE as the second argument, this method delays the
value to be evaluated till the value is needed at the first time. This
is useful, for instance, when you want to retrieve hosts information
from some external APIs or so.

If you pass a HASHREF as the third argument, you can get specified
parameters by get DSL.

task ( $taskname: Str => (\%tasks: Hash[String = CODE]> | $sub: CODE) )

    task update => sub {
        my ($host, @args) = @_;
        my $hoge = get 'hoge'; # parameter set in global or role parameter
        # ...

    # you can nest tasks
    task server => {
        start => sub {
          my ($host, @args) = @_;
          # ...
        stop => sub {
          my ($host, @args) = @_;
          # ...

Defines some named tasks by CODEs.

The arguments which are passed into the CODEs are:

- _$host_

    The host name where the task is executed. Which is one of the hosts
    you set by `role` command.

- _@args_

    Command line argument which is passed by user.

        $ cinammon production update foo bar baz

    In case above, `@args` contains `('foo', 'bar', 'baz')`.


set ( $key: String => ($value: Any | $sub: CODE) )

    set key => 'value';

    # or

    set key => sub {
        # values to be lazily evaluated

    # or

    set key => sub {
        my (@args) = @_;
        # value to be lazily evaluated with @args

Sets a value which is related to a key.

If you pass a CODE as the second argument, this method delays the
value to be evaluated till `get` is called. This is useful when you
want to retrieve hosts information from some external APIs or so.

get ( $key: String [, @args: Array[Any] ] ): Any

    my $value = get 'key';

    # or

    my $value = get key => qw(foo bar baz);

Gets a value related to the key.

If the value is a CODE, you can pass some arguments which can be used
while evaluating.

run ( @command: Array ): ( $stdout: String, $stderr: String )

    my ($stdout, $stdout) = run 'git', 'pull';

Executes a command. It returns the result of execution, `$stdout` and
`$stderr`, as strings.

sudo ( @command: Array ): ( $stdout: String, $stderr: String )

    my ($stdout, $stdout) = sudo '/path/to/httpd', 'restart';

Executes a command as well, but under _sudo_ environment.

remote ( $sub: CODE $host: String ): Any

    my ($stdout, $stdout) = remote {
        run  'git', 'pull';
        sudo '/path/to/httpd', 'restart';
    } $host;

Connects to the remote $host and executes the $code there.

Where run and sudo commands to be executed depends on that context. They are done on the remote host when set in remote block, whereas done on localhost without it.

Remote login username is retrieved by get 'user' or whoami command. Set appropriate username in advance if needed.

Configuration Variables

Cinnamon configuration is managed by set function. You can customize following variables.


user name which is used for login to server.


Max number of concurrent execution of tasks. the task which is not specified concurrency, is executed in parallel by all the hosts.

    set concurrency => {
        restart        => 1,
        'server:setup' => 2,





Copyright (C) Kentaro Kuribayashi

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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