Updating Diaspora is fairly straight forward. But sometimes there are special procedures or updates, so always read the changelog first.
Updating a production install
We need to update the code first:
Read the output! If you made local modifications to files tracked in git, it might refuse the update or place conflict markers into the files which need to be resolved. If you run on PostgreSQL and get a message about Gemfile.lock try git checkout Gemfile.lock first.
Now we need to update the Ruby libraries:
bundle # Or DB=postgres bundle for PostgreSQL users
Then lets apply updates to the database schema, attention this might take a bit if you got a big database already.
RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate # As always add DB=postgres to the command if you're a PostgreSQL user
Update the static content:
bundle exec rake assets:precompile
Now you need to restart Diaspora. To do this with the standard startup method you need to get to the place where you run ./script/server, hit Ctrl+C and run it again.
Updating a development install
Just checkout the develop branch, pull (from upstream), rebundle and migrate the database:
cd diaspora git checkout develop git pull # Or git pull upstream develop if you cloned from your fork bundle # Or DB=postgres bundle if you use PostgreSQL rake db:migrate