Anurag's DIY & IoT Projects

I am an Engineer based in Pune, India. These are some of my DIY & IoT projects.

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This post shows you how to clone your existing repo that has been previously been setup to serve GiHub Pages and replicate the setup on a computer with freshly installed Ubuntu so that you can continue to add pages and publish to the same repo.



Cloning your existing repo and recreating the environment

  1. Install and setup git on your Ubuntu Computer to work with your GitHub account
    1. sudo apt install git
    2. git config --global "Anurag Chugh"
    3. git config --global ""
  2. Install Github CLI
    1. curl -fsSL | sudo dd of=/usr/share/keyrings/githubcli-archive-keyring.gpg
    2. sudo chmod go+r /usr/share/keyrings/githubcli-archive-keyring.gpg
    3. echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/githubcli-archive-keyring.gpg] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/github-cli.list > /dev/null
    4. sudo apt update
    5. sudo apt install gh -y
  3. Setup Github Authentication
    1. gh auth login
    2. Follow on screen instructions
  4. Install Ruby
    1. sudo apt-get install ruby-full build-essential zlib1g-dev
  5. Avoid installing RubyGems packages (called gems) as the root user.
    1. echo '# Install Ruby Gems to ~/gems' >> ~/.bashrc
    2. echo 'export GEM_HOME="$HOME/gems"' >> ~/.bashrc
    3. echo 'export PATH="$HOME/gems/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
    4. source ~/.bashrc
  6. Install Jekyll and Bundler
    1. gem install jekyll bundler
  7. Clone the repo
    1. gh repo clone lithiumhead/
  8. Run commands
    1. cd ~/
    2. bundle install
  9. If your the version specified for gh-pages in your Gemfile is old, now is a good time to update it
    1. nano Gemfile
    2. Change the 223 in gem "github-pages", "~> 223" to the latest version thats specified here. (It was 228 on 2023-11-28)
    3. bundle update
    4. bundle add webrick # Solves
  10. To render existing posts locally
    1. bundle exec jekyll serve
    2. Open in Browser
  11. To add a new post, just add a new markdown file to and then add, commit and push to gh-pages branch.

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