A heroku buildpack for Meteor v0.9.3+ (including 1.0 and up), using meteor's native packaging system and designed to be as simple and readable as possible.
NOTE: previous versious of this buildpack used Compose (aka MongoHQ) which no longer offers a free tier to heroku users. If you still need MongoHQ, use the MongoHQ branch.
To use this with your meteor app and heroku:
Set this repository as the buildpack URL:
heroku buildpacks:set https://github.com/tdewangan/meteor-buildpack-horse.git
Add the MongoLab addon:
heroku addons:create mongolab
If it isn't set already, be sure to set the
ROOT_URL for meteor (replace URL with whatever is appropriate):
heroku config:set ROOT_URL=https://<yourapp>.herokuapp.com
Once that's done, you can deploy your app using this build pack any time by pushing to heroku:
git push heroku master
The basic buildpack should function correctly for any normal-ish meteor app, with or without npm-container. For extra steps needed for your particular build, just add shell scripts to the "extras" folder and they will get sourced into the build.
Extras included in this branch:
MONGO_URLto the value of
phantomjs.sh: Include phantomjs for use with
This buildpack creates a directory
inside the app checkout, and puts all the binaries and the built app in there.
So it ends up having the usual unixy
subdirectories. Those directories are added to
$COMPILE_DIR/bin etc are great places to put any extra binaries or stuff
if you need to in custom extras.
Meteor is under active developement, recent changes in its core broke support for certain meteor packages designed to access their own assets at first run. The issue has been reported on https://github.com/meteor/meteor/issues/2606, but it may take a while to have it fixed. In the meanwhile you can circumvent the problem by setting the following variable in your Heroku Config Vars:
There are a gazillian forks and branches of various buildpacks remixing the words "heroku", "buildpack", and "meteor", many of which are abandoned or outdated or broken, and it's really hard to keep them straight.
So this one is the horse one.
Copy the snippet above into CLI.