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The release page contains a changelog, and below it, upgrade instructions. Read and understand the release instructions.

Some tasks (like database migrations) can take a while, so we advise you to run commands inside a tmux or screen.


Always make sure your database and config folder are properly backuped before performing upgrades.

Unless stated otherwise in the release notes, the following steps are enough to upgrade Mobilizon.


Fetch latest code

Switch to the mobilizon user:

sudo -i -u mobilizon

And navigate to the Mobilizon root directory:

cd /home/mobilizon/live

Fetch the latest tags

git fetch --tags

And checkout the tag you want to switch to. For instance, if I want to upgrade to version v1.1:

git checkout v1.1

Fetch new dependencies

Fetch new and/or updated Elixir and NodeJS dependencies

MIX_ENV=prod mix deps.get
npm install

Rebuild Mobilizon's front-end


Building front-end can consume up to 2048MB of RAM by default. If it's too much or not sufficient for your setup, you can adjust the maximum memory used by prefixing the command with the following option:


npm run build

Recompile Mobilizon

MIX_ENV=prod mix compile

Create a digest of the static assets

MIX_ENV=prod mix phx.digest

Let's switch back to your regular user.

Stop running Mobilizon processes

sudo systemctl stop mobilizon

Perform database migrations

Go back to the mobilizon user.

sudo -i -u mobilizon
cd live
MIX_ENV=prod mix ecto.migrate

Restart Mobilizon

Let's switch back one last time to your regular user.

sudo systemctl restart mobilizon

You can follow the Mobilizon logs to check that everything works properly.

sudo journalctl -u mobilizon -f

That’s all! You’re running the new version of Mobilizon now.

If you have issues after upgrading, try reviewing upgrade steps and release notes. Then feel free to contact us or file an issue on our Gitlab

Last update: December 5, 2023