27 Mar '13, 9am

Lessons Learned: Natively Compiling Tidy HTML for Heroku

Lessons Learned: Natively Compiling Tidy HTML for Heroku By Michael Bleigh May 2, 2012 in heroku , compiling , tidy , vulcan Recently I was working on a project and wanted to be able to utilize Tidy to clean up some HTML output. I added the tidy_ffi gem to my project and voila, it worked! Or, to be more specific, it worked locally . Once I pushed to Heroku I started running into trouble, namely that libtidy.so , the dynamically linkable native library that tidy_ffi depends upon, wasn't found. Uh oh. Getting My Hands Dirty To Get Tidy Before yesterday I knew about Heroku buildpacks in theory. I also knew that I really didn't want to have to use one to solve this problem. My first clue came in the form of a Stack Overflow post in which someone used Tidy on a Bamboo-stack application but was having trouble migrating it. Aha! Surely this will solve my problem. So I rolled up m...

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