New action: Linux VM

December 21, 2021

New action: Linux VM

Buddy was one of the first CI/CD tools to adopt Docker as a means to accommodate the ever-growing list of system configurations on which software runs. However, as we added more build actions with framework and languages, it soon occurred that some developers require a clean non-Docker environment that could be easily attached to the existing pipeline – in this case, Linux.

You can find the action in the newly created roster of Virtual Machines:

How it works

The action runs user commands on files uploaded from the pipeline filesystem. The results are then transfered back to the cache, ready for deployment.

By default, the action runs on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. You can also provision your own Amazon Machine Image. The image must fulfill the following conditions:

  • must be hosted in the US East (Ohio) region
  • must have rsync installed
  • must have SSH open on the port provided in the action settings

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Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.