If your version of Dokku is pre 0.3.0 (check with
dokku version), we recommend a fresh install on a new server.
For any security related updates, please follow our Twitter account. As Dokku does not run any daemons, the security risk introduced by our software is minimal.
Your operating system may occasionally provide security updates. We recommend setting unattended upgrades for your operating system. Here are some helpful links:
Docker releases updates periodically to their engine. We recommend reading their release notes and upgrading accordingly. Please see the Docker documentation for more details.
Finally, we provide a helpful binary called
dokku-update. This is a recommended package that:
When installing from source, this is available from
contrib/dokku-update, and is also available on Debian and RPM-based systems from our package repositories under the name
Before upgrading, check the migration guides to get comfortable with new features and prepare your deployment to be upgraded.
If Dokku was installed via
apt-get install dokku or
bootstrap.sh (most common), upgrade with:
# update your local apt cache sudo apt-get update # stop each running app # for 0.11.4 and newer versions, use dokku ps:stopall # for versions between 0.8.1 and 0.11.3, use dokku --quiet apps:list | xargs -L1 dokku ps:stop # for versions versions older than 0.8.1, use dokku --quiet apps | xargs -L1 dokku ps:stop # update dokku and its dependencies sudo apt-get install -qq -y dokku herokuish sshcommand plugn # rebuild all of your applications dokku ps:rebuildall # rebuilds all applications
If you have any applications deployed via the
tarcommands, do not run the
ps:rebuildallcommand, and instead trigger
ps:rebuildmanually for each
dokku ps:rebuild APP
If you installed Dokku from source (less common), upgrade with:
dokku --quiet apps | xargs -L1 dokku ps:stop # stops each running app cd ~/dokku git pull --tags origin master # continue to install from source sudo DOKKU_BRANCH=master make install # upgrade to debian package-based installation sudo make install dokku ps:rebuildall # rebuilds all applications
To upgrade Herokuish from source, upgrade with:
cd /tmp git clone https://github.com/gliderlabs/herokuish.git cd herokuish git pull origin master IMAGE_NAME=gliderlabs/herokuish BUILD_TAG=latest VERSION=master make -e build-in-docker