by ph3nx

GitHub Readme.md

Heroku Binary Buildpack

Use this buildpack if you want to execute binaries on Heroku. APP is the name of your heroku app. For some commands you need to append "-a APP" or change the directory to the local folder of your app with

$ cd /path/to/folder


Create Heroku app with this buildpack and clone it:

$ heroku create APP --buildpack https://github.com/ph3nx/heroku-binary-buildpack.git
$ heroku git:clone APP

Create a bin folder in your app and set the $PATH variable in Heroku:

$ mkdir APP/bin
$ cd APP
$ heroku config:set PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/app/bin

Your App is now ready to use. Put binary files in your the /bin directory. Here is an example of an executable that will run on 64bit linux machine:

$ echo -e "#\!/usr/bin/env bash\n echo hello world" > ./bin/program
$ echo "program: bin/program" > Procfile
$ chmod +x ./bin/program

Test the program locally:

$ ./bin/program
hello world

Push the app to Heroku and run our executable:

$ git add -A; git commit -am 'init'
$ git push heroku master
$ heroku run program
Running `program` attached to terminal... up, run.8663
hello world

You could also add this buildpack to an exesting heroku app:

$ heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL=https://github.com/ph3nx/heroku-binary-buildpack.git -a APP
Setting config vars and restarting cmds... done, v3
BUILDPACK_URL: https://github.com/ph3nx/heroku-binary-buildpack.git


You will need to make sure that a 64bit linux machine can execute the binary.