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Programming language: Elixir
License: MIT License
Tags: Deployment    
Latest version: v0.12.0

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Simple deployment and server automation for Elixir.

Bootleg is an Elixir application that attempts to simplify the building and deploying of Elixir application releases. The goal of this project is to provide an extensible framework that can support many different deployment scenarios with one common set of commands.


Add Distillery and Bootleg as dependencies to mix.exs:

def deps do
  [{:distillery, "~> 2.1.0", runtime: false},
   {:bootleg, "~> 0.13.0", runtime: false}]

Quick start

Create release configuration

If you're new to Distillery, run the init command to generate a rel/ folder and configuration:

mix distillery.init

Create deploy configuration

Similarly, Bootleg configuration can be generated:

mix bootleg.init

Configure the deploy configuration

First define a build server in config/deploy.exs:

use Bootleg.DSL

role :build, "build.example.com", 
  workspace: "/home/acme/build",
  user: "acme",
  identity: "~/.ssh/id_acme_rsa",
  silently_accept_hosts: true

Next, define application server(s) in config/deploy/production.exs:

use Bootleg.DSL

role :app, ["app1.example.com", "app2.example.com"],
  workspace: "/opt/acme",
  user: "acme",
  identity: "~/.ssh/id_acme_rsa",
  silently_accept_hosts: true

Build, deploy and start your application

Now you can proceed to build, deploy and start your application:

mix bootleg.build
mix bootleg.deploy
mix bootleg.start

This example was for building on a remote build server and deploying to one or more remote application servers, but Bootleg supports several other build and deployment strategies.


Bootleg has online documentation available.

For detailed information about the Bootleg commands and their options, try mix bootleg help <command>.

The authors and contributors are frequently found on elixir-lang's Slack in the #bootleg channel. Come say hello!


Bootleg makes heavy use of the bitcrowd/SSHKit.ex library under the hood. We are very appreciative of the efforts of the bitcrowd team for both creating SSHKit.ex and being so attentive to our requests. We're also grateful for the opportunity to collaborate on ideas for both projects!


We welcome all contributions to Bootleg, whether they're improving the documentation, implementing features, reporting issues or suggesting new features.

If you'd like to contribute documentation, please check the best practices for writing documentation.


Bootleg source code is released under the MIT License. Check the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file for more information.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the bootleg README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.