Setting up a Gitlab-runner¶
When you push changes, a pipeline will start some automated jobs. These are done with so called runners, services that run somewhere on a server and run these automated jobs. These jobs typically run tests and should pass. If not, you probably need to fix something.
Generally, Pleroma provides a runner, so you don't need to set up your own. However, if for whatever reason you want to set up your own, here's some high level instructions.
- We use docker to run the jobs, so you should install that. For Debian, you need to allow non-free packages in the source list. Then you can install docker with
apt install docker-compose.
- You can install and configure a Gitlab-runner. It's probably easiest to install from the packages, but there are other options as well.
- When registering the runner, you'll need some values. You can find them in the project under your own name. Choose "Settings", "CI/CD", and then expand "Runners". For executor you can choose "docker". For default image, you can use the image used in https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma/-/blob/develop/.gitlab-ci.yml#L1 (although it shouldn't matter much).