First, I have to admit that using Octopress was just a kind of random choice.
I was looking to something to blog before my posts on the “langage I’ll soon name” ;)
To blog means to have a place to do it. As I wanted to experiment with Heroku at the same time, I just googled “install blog on Heroku”.
The first link was about Octopress: that’s the whole story :)
This first link is a good summary of both the Octopress install and the Heroku deployement.
The only issue happend when I had to install bundler.
gem install bundler
The bundle install step was failing with an error message about RedCloth.
I wasn’t alone with this issue.
My solution on a Ubuntu 12.04 was to do:
sudo apt-get install ruby1.9.1-dev
No other issue after this: Octopress combined with Heroku is a true fun and useful thing.
For example, I realized that the default application name registered by Heroku was murmuring-plains-6468.
Not something easy to remember and nice to publish with.
No problem, Heroku has the solution:
heroku apps:rename titimoby
Tadaaa: this blog is now titimoby.heroku.com