I've recently deployed a magento 2 from local to live environment, local was working fine and everything was running smoothly. I've also enabled production mode, but i've not turned on css or js compression.
When i did an rsync from my local machine to the live box, the build stopped working, I had to run the:
Command on the live server, to recompile the theme by doing a static content deploy:
Before this the theme doesn't work, after works fine.
What's changing from rsyncing the files to the server, why can't i run it on a build server and sync it. Sorry for the so many 'whys?' but i'd like to understand how to do it without running any commands on the server. Or is this not possible?