It is important to keep your Diapsora Pod updated to ensure latest security updates are applied and that all the best features that the Diaspora developers work so hard to implement are installed and available for all your members.
Updating is simple and straight forward and can be completed in a few minutes. Just copy and past the code below into your debian terminal; but keep in mind that you must always make sure to backup your pod before you make any changes that might potentially break it.
Lets begin; to update Diaspora, follow these steps.
1:Update the Operating System
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
2: Update the Diaspora source code with the git command
sudo su - diaspora
3: Update the gems
gem install bundler
4: Migrate the database and recompile the assets
RAILS_ENV=production bin/rake db:migrate
RAILS_ENV=production bin/rake assets:precompile
5: Finally, restart the Diaspora service
systemctl restart diaspora.target
Now your Diaspora pod should be updated to the latest version with all the lovely new features that come included. Have fun!