Getting Started

Deploying Argus

Welcome to Argus! Argus is a software release monitor that can notify and act on new releases that match the filters you set. This guide will show you how to install, configure and monitor your first resource with Argus. You’ll download, install and run Argus.


Installation


Local Binary

Download

Download the latest release of Argus for your platform.

The Argus server is a single binary named in the style of argus-VERSION.PLATFORM.ARCH. We can run this binary and view help on its options by passing the -help flag.

❯ ./argus-0.0.0.linux-amd64 -help
Usage of ./argus-0.0.0.linux-amd64:
  -config.check
        Print the fully-parsed config.
...

systemd service

Example systemd service file @ /etc/systemd/system/argus.service

[Unit]
Description=Argus Server
Documentation=https://release-argus.io/docs
After=network-online.target

[Service]
User=argus
Restart=on-failure
ExecStart=/home/argus/argus \
  -config.file=/home/argus/argus/config.yml

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Enable and start the service:

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable argus
systemctl start argus

Docker

Argus can be found on the Docker Hub at releaseargus/argus, GHCR at ghcr.io/release-argus/argus and Quay at quay.io/argus-io/argus.

The tag format for the docker images are:

  • latest is the latest GitHub release
  • MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH specific GitHub release
  • master mirrors the GitHub master branch

Example docker-compose.yml that uses the latest release:

version: '3.7'

services:
  argus:
    image: releaseargus/argus:latest
    volumes:
      - /path/to/local/config.yml:/app/config.yml
      - /path/to/storage/argus.db:/app/data/argus.db
    environment:
      ARGUS_UID: 911 # Optional UID override
      ARGUS_GID: 911 # Optional GID override
    ports:
      - 8080:8080 # <Host_Port:Container_Port>
    restart: always

deploy with:

docker-compose up -d

Config

To configure the config.yml, follow the various guidance here.


Try it out!

Test the demo here!


Testing

Testing your config

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Last modified July 26, 2022: 0.8.0 changes (#19) (45e0f16)