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Updating the new Ghost blog engine

One of the main selling points of the 1.0 version of Ghost was a simpler update process.

Since the previous process was a true pain, as I once complained, I was really looking forward to a future where a simple command of ghost update would do the trick.

And it almost did, untill I ran into a not-so-clear error:

Error occurred running command: 'yarn install --no-emoji --no-progress'

A ProcessError occured.

Error occurred running command: 'yarn install --no-emoji --no-progress'

Exit code: 1

Fortunately, it was not my first time encountering it and I already knew it had to do with a lack of memory.

Since I wasn't really eager to temporarily resize my droplet or manually looking for processes to kill, I took the easier way out and simply rebooted my droplet: sudo shutdown -r now

It is not an approach I would recommend and I was only able to do it since I didn't care much for a potential downtime on my personal server but sometimes it does the trick.

However, it seems it wasn't even needed. As I noticed after upgrading this blog, everything works fine if you simply restart the ghost update process after the first error is encountered so keep that in mind.

Ghost update works fine after the second attempt

And there you have it! I am now running the latest version of Ghost and all it took was a simple ghost update command (kinda...)

running the latest version of Ghost


Senior Developer at Prestimedia

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