I recently converted my blog over to Jekyll, mainly to not have MySQL running. One thing I did though was set up git deployment. I mostly followed the Jekyll guide, but I different when setting up the jekyll gem.
The starting post-receive from Jekyll Deployment Guide.
GIT_REPO=$HOME/myrepo.git TMP_GIT_CLONE=$HOME/tmp/myrepo PUBLIC_WWW=/var/www/myrepo git clone $GIT_REPO $TMP_GIT_CLONE jekyll --no-auto $TMP_GIT_CLONE $PUBLIC_WWW rm -Rf $TMP_GIT_CLONE exit
bundler install --deployment so that it would be in the local directory. The problem with this is that jekyll then picks up the test posts in the gem as your posts. Now I had a ton of bad posts on my blog. (You may have noticed them in the feed.)
I also set it up so that it doesn't blow away the repo (and the gems) every time I push up a new post.
GIT_REPO=$HOME/repos/blog.oestrich.org TMP_GIT_CLONE=$HOME/tmp/blog.oestrich.org PUBLIC_WWW=$HOME/vhosts/blog.oestrich.org unset GIT_DIR if [ -d $TMP_GIT_CLONE ]; then cd $TMP_GIT_CLONE git pull origin master else git clone $GIT_REPO $TMP_GIT_CLONE cd $TMP_GIT_CLONE fi bundle install --deployment # Remove the sample jekyll site from the test suite rm -rf $TMP_GIT_CLONE/vendor/bundle/ruby/1.9.1/gems/jekyll-0.11.2/test/source bundle exec jekyll --no-auto $TMP_GIT_CLONE $PUBLIC_WWW exit