Use Ø if you need Heroku to execute a binary.
Create a directory for our Heroku app:
$ mkdir -p myapp/bin $ cd myapp
Here is an example of an executable that will run on 64bit linux machine:
$ echo -e "#\!/usr/bin/env bash\n echo hello world" > ./bin/program $ echo -e "program: bin/program" > Procfile $ chmod +x ./bin/program $ ./bin/program hello world
Push the app to Heroku and run our executable:
$ git init; git add .; git commit -am 'init' $ heroku create --buildpack http://github.com/ryandotsmith/null-buildpack.git $ git push heroku master $ heroku run program Running `program` attached to terminal... up, run.8663 hello world
I wanted to run various executables (e.g. log-shuttle) on Heroku without compiling them on Heroku. Thus, I compile programs on my linux 64 machine, or fetch the binary from the project, commit them to a repo and then run them on Heroku with the Ø buildpack.
You will need to make sure that a 64bit linux machine can execute the binary.