Nowdays if you want to use CI/CD in your project, you can either use something like Jenkins, TravisCI, CircleCI, GoCD. But what if you have a private project that’s hosted on a google/amazon instance and you don’t want to setup any of the previous tools? Sup is a great tool that can help you out with that. This guide will be covering the Windows setup. For mac and linux things are pretty similar. We’ll go over installing git, setting up your wsl environment and installing go and sup

Setting up GIT

First we’ll setup our git. If you already have git installed, feel free to skip to the Configuration section.


Download a fresh copy from here. Make sure you select:

  • Git from the command line and also from 3rd-party software
  • Use the OpenSSL library
  • Checkout as-is, commit as-is
    The last option is really important, it will keep git from messing up the file line endings, which can cause issues.


It’s recommended that you disable aurocrlf if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Disable it by running: git config --global core.autocrlf true

Installing WSL(Bash on Ubuntu on windows)

Here’s a really easy guide on how you can setup WSL.

Setting up SSH.

Start a bash shell. If you don’t have a ssh key, generate one by running ssh_keygen -t rsa, save it in the default directory and leave the password blank. Now copy the contents of your ~/.ssh/ file into your clipboard.
Here’s an example:

ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDYcpjzQ4DDeq5JZwZ7y9Czbr6m55MAvhbmk63yzrvikE7ZkRxSck2iXPeTmrEhizViRN5cAB+I9X9n+cW9xTAcD2G/mRVlAyBkNKVvIXfTjSTrMBvp7ZazkXs0y7TdIegPOqzVE1KB6SzzZIKwHM/fy50GV3zrmv9FSG2aBu6Brt/ok/7mnrCzNhskZBi7Kt4De99nFFSecpFMyj4kwfcSSVCyL14pFWJQPw7u7vFe75qAQbO9bubwu9TKUckbXK5t5p/ETiLUTakblpqvh/qqU7xpmo1gmQ1fgrHUBYY0yhvi/i/vz9jFd7+8ly36csk8h+dmZqFjSYKdLyFNxMtT vasko

Go to the instances page on google cloud compute engine, click Edit , scroll down to SSH Keys, click Show and edit, click on Add new item and enter your public ( key.
With this you’re registering your private/public keypair for the selected instance.
Notice that your keypair ends with username. If it doesn’t add the one that you desire to use.
After that just press Save.

Now open the ~/.ssh directory and create a file named config inside it. You can do that by running

cd ~/.ssh
nano config

In that file add something like that:

Host <ssh host>
    Hostname <ssh host>
    User <user>
    Port 22
    IdentityFile <path to id_rsa>

Make sure you replace the user, ssh host and path to id_rsa variables.
For the user value use the username that you specified in your ssh key.
Exit by hitting ctrl + x
If you end up with windows styled line endings (CRLF) you can install dos2unix(sudo apt-get install dos2unix) and run dos2unix config while you’re in the .ssh directory.
The dos2unix utility will convert CRLF line endings to linux/mac LF line endings.
With this configuration you can easily access the ssh host without entering any password, assuming you did not use a password when you created your keypair. Test it out by running ssh <ssh host>.
You should be able to login without any password.

Installing Golang

Run this

tar -xvf go1.12.9.linux-amd64.tar.gz
sudo mv go /usr/local

Setup environment

mkdir -p ~/go/bin
sudo nano ~/.bashrc

Scroll down to the bottom of the file and add this

# Go Global variables
export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$GOROOT/bin:$PATH

Press ctrl + X to exit. Then just run source ~/.bashrc to update your environment. To check if your go installation is ok, run go version, you should see something like this go version go1.12.9 linux/amd64


Installing Sup is as easy as running go get -u It’s the same command if you only want to update it. To check if it’s installed just run sup -v
In my next post I’ll cover how to deploy a simple project with Sup.

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