EC2 AMI Server instance - auto update (2.18)


The documentation for the EC2 Amazon AMI’s states that the server and Agent check for updates hourly and auto update. I have the server version 2.16 set up on the Amazon cloud, i noticed that server 2.18 was released on Monday but my Server instance is still at 2.16. I checked it here - http://<server_ip>/install/
Just wonder if I understood the auto-update feature correctly or if I need to manually do something to get the update?
Thanks for your help!

Did you use one of the pre-configured server AMI’s (these)? Assuming you didn’t change the settings, it should be auto-updating from github hourly. There is a gitUpdate=1 setting in settings.ini that should trigger a “git pull origin master” hourly as part of the cron processing:

You can try hitting http:///cron/hourly.php manually from your browser to trigger it. If it runs and updates then the cron isn’t getting run as scheduled for some reason. If not then there’s a problem with the setting or the updates.

i am using this AMI - eu-west-1: ami-9978f6ee

I have only edited settings.ini but not gitupdate setting, it is still - gitUpdate=1

I tried to trigger manually the cron job as you suggested but no joy.

I will try run the “git pull origin master” command manually and see if that gets me anywhere. I presume I will need to restart nginx?
I guess from looking at hourly.php that i need to run the git command in the /var/www/webpagetest/www folder?

Shouldn’t have to restart anything, just run the pull.

And yes, from the /var/www/webpagetest/www folder.

so after running “git pull origin master” this is the error i get

error: cannot open .git/FETCH_HEAD: Permission denied

Any suggestions on what I can try next?

I’m logged in as ubuntu@ btw and i cant see a .git folder in there

the folders seems to be owned by - www-data

drwxrwxr-x 10 www-data www-data 4096 Apr 16 16:00 agent
drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Oct 20 2014 batchtool
drwxr-xr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 Apr 9 15:07 bulktest
drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Oct 20 2014 dist
drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Nov 25 2014 docs
drwxrwxr-x 8 www-data www-data 4096 Jul 22 20:36 .git
-rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 48 Jul 22 18:33 .gitattributes
-rw-r–r-- 1 www-data www-data 472 Apr 9 15:07 .gitignore
-rw-r–r-- 1 www-data www-data 47992 Apr 9 15:07 LICENSE
-rw-r–r-- 1 www-data www-data 4607 Oct 20 2014
drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Oct 20 2014 utils
-rw-rw-rw- 1 www-data www-data 7786 Apr 16 16:00 webpagetest.sln
drwxr-xr-x 30 www-data www-data 4096 Jul 22 20:36 www

i could only ssh on to the box as ubuntu. Can you give me the credentials to su - www-data ? I believe I might then be able to do a git pull origin master

Got it sorted by running the git commands as sudo!