With Docker you don’t have to worry about installing dependencies. It’s already installed in form of an image. You just execute the image and get a Docker container.
The requirement of this is you have Docker installed. Since installation steps vary a lot from system to system I won’t provide a guide at this moment.
Docker images are available on Docker Hub. The image is available as a multi-architecture image. This means it works on an arm architecture (e.g. Raspberry Pi) as well!
There are 3 maintained tags:
- latest: stable release
- dev: early release, should be stable
- azure: work in progress, may be broken
If you do not specify a tag you are automatically using latest.
Configuring the bot
Configure the bot first. It needs to know which tweets it is supposed to post into your text channel.
Running the bot
Depending on which configuration method you picked you have 2 options. Running the image by supplying an .env file or by mounting your custom config.yml
docker run --env-file ./.env nntin/discord-twitter-bot
docker run -v config.yml:/app/bot/config.yml:ro nntin/discord-twitter-bot
Out of all the installation methods this is by far my most favorite one. However I do know Docker is not for everyone. This is recommended for people who are already into Docker and maybe if you are struggling with the other installation guides.