heroku-buildpack-apt

by ivahero

GitHub Readme.md

heroku-buildpack-apt

Add support for apt-based dependencies during both compile and runtime.

Usage

This buildpack works best with heroku-buildpack-multi so that it can be used with your app's existing buildpacks.

Include a list of apt package names to be installed in a file named Aptfile

By default packages are downloaded from internet on every build. To speed things up, switch on caching:

heroku config:set APT_CACHING=yes

If Aptfile has not changed since last build, and packages are installed from package cache. If Aptfile has changed, or APT_CACHING=no, cache will be cleared and packages will be re-downloaded.

If you want to install packages from a non-standard repository, set its URL in the APT_SOURCE heroku variable like in a /etc/apt.list.d/custom.repo file:

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Several repositories can be listed separated by comma.

You can disable Apt forcibly even if Aptfile is present by setting heroku varable APT_ENABLED=no.

Example

.buildpacks

https://github.com/ivandeex/heroku-buildpack-apt
https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-python

Aptfile

xvfb
fluxbox
x11-xkb-utils
xfonts-100dpi
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/wkhtmltopdf/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-precise-amd64.deb

Example output

Fetching buildpack... done
Detecting buildpack... done, Multipack
Fetching cache... done
Compiling app...
=====> Downloading Buildpack: https://github.com/ddollar/heroku-buildpack-apt
=====> Detected Framework: Apt
  Updating apt caches
  ...
  Installing libpq-dev_8.4.17-0ubuntu10.04_amd64.deb
  Installing libpq5_8.4.17-0ubuntu10.04_amd64.deb
  Writing profile script
=====> Downloading Buildpack: https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-ruby
...

License

MIT