Since moving to a new Mac, pulling down my blog to make a post - I really didn’t want to deal with configuring the environment to run Jekyll locally again. It won’t be the last machine I have to configure this on, and it’s not a systematic solution, in my mind.
The solution: Use a Docker image.
I create a
docker-compose.yml file at the root of my blog, and added the following:
version: '3.3' services: jekyll: volumes: - './:/srv/jekyll' ports: - '4000:4000' - '35729:35729' image: jekyll/jekyll command: jekyll serve --livereload --force_polling
I did run into errors, such as:
find_spec_for_exe': Could not find 'bundler' (1.16.4) required by your /srv/jekyll/Gemfile.lock.
Bundler could not find compatible versions for gem "bundler": In Gemfile: bundler (~> 1.12) Current Bundler version: bundler (2.2.24)
I resolve these by deleting my local Gemfile.lock, and also a redunant Jekyll theme file I was using.