Getting started with vagrant on Mac OS X
Vagrant wants an up-to-date RubyGems. From experience changing the ruby install bundled with Mac OS X can be a bad idea. I considered using rvm but I don’t think I need all that power here. So I’ll be my usual old-fashioned self, and install my own ruby in
- Download latest ruby source code (1.9.2-p180 at time of writing),
./configure && make && make install(this results in a 64-bit only build)
- create a new terminal, check
gem environmentgives the new ruby, run
gem update --system && gem update
- if you now get a lot of deprecation warnings, follow this advice to get rid of them:
gem pristine --all --no-extensions(there are no native extension installed yet so no need to worry about those)
- if you get any instructions about running rdoc-data, ignore the instructions, according to this bug report it’s not needed for ruby 1.9.2.
So now we have up-to-date ruby and up-to-date RubyGems. Good. Let’s get virtualbox and vagrant:
- Download latest virtual box (4.0.8 at time of writing) and install.
gem install vagrant
vagrant box add lucid32 http://files.vagrantup.com/lucid32.box mkdir test1 cd test1 vagrant init vi Vagrantfile # change config.vm.box to "lucid32" # set config.ssh.max_tries to something high, say 50000 # set config.ssh.timeout to something high, say 3000000 vagrant up vagrant ssh echo test exit
Works for me.
My preferred hypervisor on the mac is VMWare Fusion though. I already have a bunch of custom scripts set up to create and manage VMs and puppet them up. I could migrate those over to VirtualBox I guess and then change all my scripts to use vagrant, but I don’t really see that it offers me any benefit right now. Definitely a useful tool though and it’ll be interesting to follow its development.