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Automatic Upgrades

You can configure Acorn apps to automatically upgrade when a new version of the Acorn image they are using is available.

Automatic upgrade for an app will be enabled if #, *, or ** appears in the image's tag as part of the run command. Tags will sorted according to the rules for these special characters described below. The newest tag will be selected for upgrade.

# denotes a segment of the image tag that should be sorted numerically when finding the newest tag.

This example deploys the hello-world app with auto-upgrade enabled and matching all major, minor, and patch versions:

acorn run myorg/hello-world:v#.#.#

* denotes a segment of the image tag that should sorted alphabetically when finding the latest tag.

In this example, if you had a tag named alpha and a tag named zeta, zeta would be recognized as the newest:

acorn run myorg/hello-world:*

** denotes a wildcard. This segment of the image tag won't be considered when sorting. This is useful if your tags have a segment that is unpredictable.

This example would sort numerically according to major and minor version (ie v1.2) and ignore anything following the "-":

acorn run myorg/hello-world:v#.#-**

Automatic upgrades can be configured explicitly via a flag.

In this example, the tag will always be "latest", but acorn will periodically check to see if new content has been pushed to that tag:

acorn run --auto-upgrade myorg/hello-world:latest

To have acorn notify you that an app has an upgrade available and require confirmation before proceeding, set the notify-upgrade flag:

acorn run --notify-upgrade myorg/hello-world:v#.#.# myapp

To proceed with an upgrade you've been notified of:

acorn update --confirm-upgrade myapp

New image versions are checked for on an interval. You can control the default interval via the install command and the the --auto-upgrade-interval flag. You can control the interal on a per app basis as part of the run command by specifying the --interval flag.