Update the Ghost CLI

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

Some operations such as upgrading Ghost require updating the Ghost CLI. To update the Ghost CLI follow these steps, depending on your installation type:

  • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

      $ cd /opt/bitnami/ghost/current
      $ sudo npm install ghost-cli
  • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

      $ cd /opt/bitnami/apps/ghost/lib
      $ sudo npm install ghost-cli

You may see warnings related to package.json during the update process. These warnings can safely be ignored.

TIP: If the npm install command fails, run the following:

$ sudo mv package.json package.json.back
$ sudo npm install ghost-cli
$ sudo mv package.json.back package.json
Last modification December 21, 2022