I have a server pointed as ab12.xy24.com in which the projects are placed as:


I am using gitlab-runner for CI and CD. The build is being built as:


I want the build path to be as in Path-1 style instead of path-2 style.

What have I tried?

I tried changing the build_path="path1" variable which only changed:

/home/ab12/build/{runner-token}/{commit-id}/{group name}/project1/{project-files}



I cannot also use docker as due to its virtualization concept and takes much space, which is not desired.

  • As far as I know you can't (to avoid race conditions between 2 builds). But if you're sure of uniqueness of builds, a symlink from path1 to path2 in the before section should do no? – Tensibai May 6 '17 at 16:40

Conceptually, this approach is not the way to go; the build directory is not a deployment directory, it's a temporary directory, to build or to deploy from, whereas on a shell executor this could be fixed.

So what you need is to deploy from that directory with a script as per gitlab-ci.yml below, to the correct directory of deployment.

- deploy

  TARGET_DIR: /home/ab12/public_html/$CI_PROJECT_NAME

  stage: deploy
     mkdir -pv $TARGET_DIR
     rsync -r --delete ./ $TARGET_DIR
    - myrunner

This will move your projectfiles in /home/ab12/public_html/

naming your projects as project1 .. projectn, all your projects could use this same .gitlab-ci.yml file.

  • can you please explain its working for files handled with .gitignore... How would '''rsync help this''' – Krishna Chalise Nov 24 '17 at 5:53
  • @Wildfire not sure if I understand the question. .gitignore is used for your local tree, meaning items in .gitignore are not committed ( git commit ), thus also not pushed to the git repository and thus also not present in the CI_PROJECT_DIR. – Danny Goossen Nov 25 '17 at 4:54
  • I am quite sure you know my question. my last comment has just my illusion... thanks – Krishna Chalise Nov 27 '17 at 11:23

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