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Ubuntu Precise Rails, Nginx, Unicorn and Capistrano ('2.15.5') Server Setup

I originally tried to use the ~> 3.0 version of Capistrano, but fell back to the 2.15.5 version. There were a lot of changes in the new version that I did not feel like learning right at the moment...

1. Setup deploy user

First we will create a new user for deployment:

$  ssh into your server
set -u
set -e
# Example init script, this can be used with nginx, too,
# since nginx and unicorn accept the same signals
# Feel free to change any of the following variables for your app:
Refine results by Organization
= select_tag 'search[query]', options_for_select(@organizations), class: 'chosen-select', prompt: "Search for organization to select", id: 'org-selection'
%th Date
((15, 'less_than', 30) == true)
function checkForWelcome() {
var userWelcome = "#{@current_user.hide_welcome}";
if (userWelcome == "false") {
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To create <%= <cursor> %> use rb=+tab
<content><![CDATA[<%= ${1} %>]]></content>
<description><%=… %></description>
/usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f unicorn defaults
chmod +x /etc/init.d/unicorn
/usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f unicorn remove
= form_tag "/auth/identity/register", id: 'loginform' do
= error_messages_for @identity, :header_message => ""
%tr{colspan: 2}
= label_tag :title
= text_field_tag :title, @identity.try(:title), size: '32', class: 'logininput'
def merge_pdfs
pdfs = []
pdfs << @bulletin.pdf.path
@bulletin.bulletin_inserts.first.bulletin_insert_items.each do |bii|
if bii.pdf.present?
pdfs << bii.pdf.path
if pdfs.count > 1
system "gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=temp.pdf #{pdfs.join(' ')}"
upstream myapp {
server unix:///myapp/tmp/puma.sock;
server {
listen 80;
# ~2 seconds is often enough for most folks to parse HTML/CSS and
# retrieve needed images/icons/frames, connections are cheap in
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