The debops-update command¶
The debops-update script clones the DebOps monorepo from GitHub, or updates an existing DebOps repository. If a custom directory is not specified as the first argument, the script will operate on the
directory. By default the
master branch is cloned and checked out;
afterwards the user can use the git checkout command to switch to
a different branch.
If a relative or absolute directory is specified as an argument, the
debops-update script will clone the DebOps monorepo to the
debops/ subdirectory of that directory. This can be used to create
a local copy of the repository in a "project directory" which contains the
Ansible inventory and other files:
debops-init ~/src/projects/example.org cd ~/src/projects/example.org debops-update ./
The debops script knows how to use both the contents of the
debops/ subdirectory in a project directory, or the central location,
and will switch between them automatically.
The script can also be executed with the
--dry-run parameter. In that case,
no changes will be made to the existing repository; instead the script will
show the changes between current git checkout and the remote
repository. This can be used to review any changes before applying them.