Skip a build with [skip ci]


Many hosted CI services allow to skip a build by including either [ci skip] or [skip ci] into a commit.

Packager now follows this convention and will not run a build if the latest commit includes one of those tags in the message.

This does not apply when manually launching a build from the web interface. In that case, you keep your superpowers!

Ruby 2.1.5 available


Ruby 2.1.5 has been released, and is now available on Packager. Please see the documentation for the list of available ruby versions.

One-liner to get a precompiled Ruby on your own servers


At Packager we maintain ruby binaries for all the distributions we support (Debian / Ubuntu / CentOS / RHEL / Fedora), regularly updated to keep up with patch releases.

Even without using our packaging service, it's actually pretty useful to just get Ruby and Rubygems installed on a new server in no time.

It's similar to what you can achieve with or rbenv, but you don't need to install any tool, and the binaries make no assumption that they'll be running under RVM or rbenv.

For instance, let's say you wanted to install Ruby 2.1.4 on a Ubuntu 14.04 server:

    $ curl -o - | sudo tar xzf - -C /usr/local

    $ ruby -v
    ruby 2.1.4p265 (2014-10-27 revision 48166) [x86_64-linux]

    $ gem -v

Replace ubuntu-14.04 and 2.1.4 in the cURL command with, respectively, any of the supported distributions and any of the supported ruby versions (coming back to ruby 1.9.2), and you're good to go:


    $ curl -o - | sudo tar xzf - -C /usr/local


    $ curl -o - | sudo tar xzf - -C /usr/local

    $ curl -o - | sudo tar xzf - -C /usr/local


    $ curl -o - | sudo tar xzf - -C /usr/local


    $ curl -o - | sudo tar xzf - -C /usr/local

Security: Note that you can extract the archive into any directory, which may be better if you don't want to run tar as root, or pollute your /usr/local directory. For instance:

    $ curl -o - | tar xzf - -C ~/custom/path

    $ ~/custom/path/bin/ruby -v
    ruby 2.1.4p265 (2014-10-27 revision 48166) [x86_64-linux]

    $ ~/custom/path/bin/gem -v

In that case, you need to specify the full path to the binaries, or add it to your $PATH.


Ruby 2.1.4 available


Following CVE-2014-8080, Ruby 2.1.4 is now available, as well as updated versions of Ruby 2.0.0 and Ruby 1.9.3.

You can find more details in the Ruby documentation.

Fedora 20 available


Thanks to the support of OpenProject, Fedora 20 is now available as a new target distribution on Packager. You can now get rpm and deb packages for up to 6 distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Debian 7
  • CentOS 6
  • RHEL 6
  • Fedora 20

More details in the documentation.

Happy packaging!

MRI Ruby 2.1.3 available


Ruby 2.1.3 was just announced today, and is now available on for all distributions.

Have a look at the documentation if you want to try the latest and greatest!

Discourse 1.0.1 packages available for Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 and Debian 7


Big milestone for the Discourse project with version 1.0! And, you can now get packages for that version at https:.

Those packages are following the stable branch from the Discourse repository, so any updates coming from our debian repository should be good to go in production.

For those of you upgrading from an earlier version, you can just do (on Ubuntu 14.04 for instance):

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb trusty pkgr" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/discourse.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install discourse

discourse run rake db:migrate
service discourse restart

Have a look at to find out installation instructions for your distribution. </https:>

Automatically package your Golang apps!


You can now get RPM or DEB packages for your Go app in just one push. Golang support has been added for all distributions, based on the Go buildpack.

As an example, you can have a look at Gogs (Go Git Service), which is an awesome app for hosting your Git repositories, and is now packaged for Ubuntu 14.04. More details at

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If you're interested, have a look at our documentation, or the minimum Go example app.

Happy packaging!

Install Discourse on Debian 7, Ubuntu 12.04, or Ubuntu 14.04 in less than 5 minutes


The packaged version of Discourse (the new Forum on the block) has now been upgraded to the latest stable release (, and is available to apt-get install on all recent Debian and Ubuntu LTS distributions.

Have a look at the Discourse installations instruction for Debian and Ubuntu.

And as always, when a new update is available, just apt-get upgrade to get it automatically!

As always, let us know at if you encounter any issues.

Analytics for your packages


Once you've got your packages generated with Packager, wouldn't it be nice to know how many people are downloading them, and from where? This is exactly what our new Download map allows you to know.

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Every time an apt-get install your-package or yum install your-package is made, we register that hit, and we display a nice (clustered) map so that you can see at a glance where your users are.

This is extremely useful to know in which part of the world you should concentrate your community or marketing efforts. For instance, from the Download map of the OpenProject application, we can see that while the project seems well known in Europe, it would be useful to dedicate some effort to promote it in the rest of the world.

In the future, we'll add more insights, for instance which distributions are the most used, how many users are polling for updates, etc. Also, note that the Download map is only enabled once you reach 10 downloads.