Deploy ASP.NET 5 Binaries via DNU

I don't know why it took me so long to figure this out, but it's totally possible to deploy binaries from the DNU toolchain instead of source folders.

The trick is adding the --no-source flag to your dnu publish command. Here's my LocalPublish.ps1 file previously mentioned in another post:

#Requires -Version 3.0

param($vsoProjectName, $projectName, $buildConfiguration, $buildSourcesDirectory)

$VerbosePreference = "continue"
$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"

&{$Branch='dev';iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/aspnet/Home/dev/dnvminstall.ps1'))}
$globalJson = Get-Content -Path $PSScriptRoot\\global.json -Raw -ErrorAction Ignore | ConvertFrom-Json -ErrorAction Ignore

if($globalJson) {
    $dnxVersion = $globalJson.sdk.version
} else {
    Write-Warning "Unable to locate global.json to determine using 'latest'"
    $dnxVersion = "latest"

& $env:USERPROFILE\\.dnx\\bin\\dnvm install $dnxVersion -Persistent

$dnxRuntimePath = "$($env:USERPROFILE)\\.dnx\\runtimes\\dnx-clr-win-x86.$dnxVersion"

& "dnu" "build" "$PSScriptRoot\\src\\$projectName" "--configuration" "$buildConfiguration"

& "dnu" "publish" "$PSScriptRoot\\src\\$projectName" "--configuration" "$buildConfiguration" "--out" "$buildSourcesDirectory\\$vsoProjectName\\artifacts\\bin\\$buildConfiguration\\Publish" "--runtime" "$dnxRuntimePath" "--no-source"

Adding --no-source creates NuGet packages instead of deploying the src folder.