This one had me going for a bit so I figured that I would share my solution…..
The git-deploy uses 3 files for deployment; after_push, before_restart, and restart. I needed to restart Unicorn after deployments but found that I could not do so without using sudo and the password for the user. This didn’t work in the “restart” file so I found myself manually restarting Unicorn after every deploy. Pain in the ass……
First run “visudo” from the server command line. It may require using sudo first. Then I added:
<server_name> ALL=NOPASSWD: /etc/init.d/unicorn restart, /etc/init.d/unicorn stop, /etc/init.d/unicorn start
This gave the <server_user> the privilege to run sudo /etc/init.d/unicorn restart without having to enter the password.
So I just needed to add run “sudo /etc/init.d/unicorn restart” to the git-deploy “restart file”
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