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Working from the bottom-up we will try to identify the high-level details of a system that would meet the needs of services projects as well as mediawiki and phabricator deployments.


Some situations that we probably need to explicitly deal with:

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@fgiunchedi: if you have anything to add, please add your thoughts on requirements for sentry deployments

sure, context is where a python virtualenv is shipped in git, also note that sentry isn't currently deployed but it'll likely be in the future.

One big problem I see ATM is that python virtualenv --relocatable doesn't really work in practice ( so the path has to be the same in both build host and runtime host

general points I've identified while looking at the code review, mostly on the 'deploy working code onto machines' side of things, rather than deployment policies/mechanics themselves

  • lots of binary files in git which likely change (e.g. .pyc), big size too
  • a 'build' must be easily reproducible, even if it lives in git (e.g. for security updates)

Here's my attempt at diagramming the process as a sequence diagram.

abstract-deploy-diagram.png (1×779 px, 68 KB)

see P709 for the source code

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