This is not actually a discussion but more of a bit of information for other people that are (maybe) struggling with the same issue i had (sorry if this is not the correct place for this).
If you want to build and deploy (push the dist folder/files) an angular app with ftp, without having to do another build/deploy on your own webserver, keep on reading.
That issue is about deploying an angular app build to the webserver.
So what i wanted was, when i pushed a new version to my master branch, the pipeline would build the app with the ng cli and afterwards push the dist/ folder output to my webserver.
This is now done with ftp, and not git (that so many others suggested on this community).
I was not looking for git pushes or anything that would also trigger a build on my webserver, all i needed was my already builded app to be pushed to my webserver right into my site root.
So here is my pipeline yml:
name: Build app
script: # The script below will build the application.
- npm install
- npm install -g @angular/cli
- ng build --prod --build-optimizer --progress=false
name: Deploy app
script: # The script below will deploy the application to the webserver.
- apt-get update
- apt-get install ncftp
- ncftpput -v -u "$FTP_USERNAME" -p "$FTP_PASSWORD" -R $FTP_HOST $FTP_SITE_ROOT $BITBUCKET_CLONE_DIR/dist/**/**
I am not saying this is the best solution, but i have been trying stuff for a week and this was the only successful pipeline i got to work for simply pushing my already builded app files to my webserver.
- i used environment variables, so you have to add your own for the ftp config.
- also note the '--progress=false', i don't know if others have the same issue, but the progress output for the angular build messes up the entire steps output.
- mind your ftp host, ncftp does not support FTPS, and the hostname should not contain ftp:// or http://
I hope people that are looking to just build their ng site/app and push the final files to the webserver/site root have any use of this.
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