I've been seeing a lot more people looking for help and information
about installing and running Socorro (the software that powers
We've done a lot of work the past few years on making the system
more flexible and are constantly working on improving the documentation,
especially the installation instructions - and the more people that are
able to get the system going, the more contributions we've seen.
Still, the docs have been mostly focused on getting a developer install
for hacking on the system, and less so on installing and upgrading the software
without having to configure and understand every component.
In response to some specific questions on the mailing list about how to
install and then upgrade Socorro, we've released the deploy script that Mozilla
uses internally (with some modifications to work in a more vanilla environment).
The easiest way to get a system going is to spin up a Vagrant VM and
then follow the "Installing from binary package" instructions.
We also run a Jenkins bot to ensure that the Vagrant and deploy script
This is easy enough that it's making our "Installing from source"
instructions look quite baroque, so expect those to see some improvements soon
I'd like to give a particular shout-out to Jørgen P. Tjernø who has been
doing quite a bit of work to make sure deploys are smooth - thanks