Ok, sorry for the few hours of unavailability due to the upgrade....
This is what happened:
1) Upgrading to Mastodon 2.8.1 ✅
2) Upgrading to Debian Buster ✅
3) Rebooting to Debian Buster ❌
Actually, the #Mastodon service couldn't be started by systemd, because #Ruby got update to 2.5.1 while upgrading to #Buster and Mastodon needed bundle install && yarn install && a bundle exec rails assets:precompile
Extra challenge: find a VNC viewer that works with Mac and produes a "-" ;-)
But for me it seems a little bit problematic to have #Rails / #Ruby apps running on Debian dist upgrades when all those apps need such special handling.
Ideally everything should work after a dist-upgrade. Or #Mastodon should detect a broken environment and do the needed steps itself, especially because these are the steps that are required to do by nearly every update of Mastodon.
YMMV, of course. ;)
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