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The WOCE BE uses Vagrant and Virtualbox to create a self-contained build environment for use on OSX and Linux Hosts.
 
The WOCE BE uses Vagrant and Virtualbox to create a self-contained build environment for use on OSX and Linux Hosts.
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''Note: Windows Hosts will work, but are unsupported.''
  
 
Our goal is to create a consistent build setup for developers so that if there are issues with builds we can know that we all are singing off the same sheet of music.
 
Our goal is to create a consistent build setup for developers so that if there are issues with builds we can know that we all are singing off the same sheet of music.
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3.  Install Virtualbox
 
3.  Install Virtualbox
  
4.  Install Vagrant [http://vagrantup.com/v1/docs/getting-started/index.html (Vagrant Getting Started Guide)]
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4.  Install Vagrant [https://docs-v1.vagrantup.com/v1/docs/getting-started/index.html (Vagrant Getting Started Guide)]
  
5.  From a Command Prompt in the directory you have set aside for your woce-be VM
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5.  From a Command Prompt in the directory you have set aside for the build environment
  
  vagrant box add woce-be <nowiki>http://bit.ly/QS3G1p</nowiki>
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  git clone git://www.github.com/woce/woce-be
vagrant init woce-be
 
  
====OSX Setup====
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===Usage===
  
1. Edit:
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From a Command Prompt in the woce-be directory:
/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nfsd.plist
 
''(requires superuser)''
 
  
2. Scroll down to the line that reads:
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'''Bring the VM online'''
  <string>/sbin/nfsd</string>
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  vagrant up
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''(You can ignore stdin: not a tty errors- these are normal.)''
  
3. Add a new line below it that reads:
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'''SSH into the VM'''
<string>-N</string>
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vagrant ssh
 
 
4. Save the file, close it
 
 
 
5. Open Terminal.app and run the following, noting down the uid entry
 
 
 
id
 
 
 
6. Edit:
 
/etc/exports
 
''(requires superuser)''
 
 
 
7. Add the following:
 
 
 
''/PATH/TO/SHARED/DIR'' -mapall=''USERID''
 
 
 
8. Replace ''/PATH/TO/SHARED/DIR'' with the location of woce-build on your host OS
 
  
9. Replace ''USERID'' with the uid noted in step 5
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From here, there will be a woce-build directory in /vagrant/home, cloned down from git during 'vagrant up'.
  
8. Save and close it
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When you're done:
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'''Shut down the VM'''
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vagrant halt
  
9. Open Terminal.app and run the following:
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And if you want to destroy the VM to start with a clean slate:
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vagrant destroy
  
sudo nfsd enable
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===Shared Folder===
sudo nfsd checkexports
 
showmount -e
 
  
If successful, your share's path should be printed to stdout.
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Also note there ''is'' a shared folder between the host and virtual machine. The folder your vagrant files are stored in is shared with the virtual machine in /srv/share. This is useful in allowing you to do dev work in the environment you are most comfortable with while still making it easy to use our build environment. Anything you want the build environment to be able to access for the build should be placed in this folder. Assuming your vagrant install is as recommended, see the following as an example.
  
====Ubuntu Setup====
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'''Host System:'''
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~/woce-be/
  
1. Install NFS Server
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''*is*''
sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server
 
  
2. Edit:
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'''Virtual Machine:'''
  /etc/exports
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  /srv/share/
''(requires superuser)''
 
  
3. Add the following to the end:
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===Extra===
/PATH/TO/HOST/SHARE 127.0.0.1(rw,sync,insecure,no_root_squash)
 
  
4. Save and close /etc/exports
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To maximize build performance, it is recommended to configure the Virtual Machine with as many CPU cores and as much RAM as is possible.
  
5. Run the following command:
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This can be done through the VirtualBox Settings dialogue ''or'' via editing Vagrantfile, recommended settings are half of the host system's CPU cores, and half of it's RAM.
sudo nfs-kernel-server restart
 
  
====Arch Linux Setup====
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'''WARNING:''' If you plan on editing Vagrantfile, make sure you know what you are doing!
  
1. Install NFS Server
 
sudo pacman -S nfs-utils
 
  
2. Edit:
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Example:
/etc/exports
 
''(requires superuser)''
 
  
3. Add the following to the end:
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'''Host System:'''
/PATH/TO/HOST/SHARE 127.0.0.1(rw,sync,insecure,no_root_squash)
 
  
4. Save and close /etc/exports
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8 CPU Cores
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8Gb RAM
  
5. Run the following commands in this order:
 
rc.d start rpcbind (or: rc.d start portmap)
 
rc.d start nfs-common (or: rc.d start nfslock)
 
rc.d start nfs-server (or: rc.d start nfsd)
 
 
===Client Setup===
 
 
1. Start up the VM and connect to it
 
vagrant up
 
vagrant ssh
 
''(make sure to run this in the same directory as the Vagrantfile created during setup)''
 
  
2. Edit:  
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'''Virtual Machine:'''
/etc/fstab
 
  
3. Modify the bottom line, replacing ''(requires super user)'':
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4 CPU Cores
  /PATH/TO/HOST/SHARE
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  4Gb RAM
with the directory containing LunaSysMgr on your host machine
 
  
4. Save and close the fstab
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If you plan on making changes in Vagrantfile, you'll want to make changes like the following.
  
5. run the following command:
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config.vm.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", 2048]
  sudo mount /srv/share
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  config.vm.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--cpus", 2]

Latest revision as of 12:21, 31 March 2016

Develop in your environment, Build in ours.

WOCE Build Environment

Introduction

The WOCE BE uses Vagrant and Virtualbox to create a self-contained build environment for use on OSX and Linux Hosts.

Note: Windows Hosts will work, but are unsupported.

Our goal is to create a consistent build setup for developers so that if there are issues with builds we can know that we all are singing off the same sheet of music.

Minimum Requirements

x86 based computer running OSX(10.5 minimum) or Linux(32bit or 64bit).

Enough resources to allot:

  • 1 "Virtual CPU"
  • 1GB "Virtual RAM"
  • 20GB "Virtual HD"

Installation Procedure

1. From your development host go to Vagrant Downloads and download the latest version for your host.

2. From your development host go to Virtualbox Downloads and download the latest version for your host.

3. Install Virtualbox

4. Install Vagrant (Vagrant Getting Started Guide)

5. From a Command Prompt in the directory you have set aside for the build environment

git clone git://www.github.com/woce/woce-be

Usage

From a Command Prompt in the woce-be directory:

Bring the VM online

vagrant up

(You can ignore stdin: not a tty errors- these are normal.)

SSH into the VM

vagrant ssh

From here, there will be a woce-build directory in /vagrant/home, cloned down from git during 'vagrant up'.

When you're done: Shut down the VM

vagrant halt

And if you want to destroy the VM to start with a clean slate:

vagrant destroy

Shared Folder

Also note there is a shared folder between the host and virtual machine. The folder your vagrant files are stored in is shared with the virtual machine in /srv/share. This is useful in allowing you to do dev work in the environment you are most comfortable with while still making it easy to use our build environment. Anything you want the build environment to be able to access for the build should be placed in this folder. Assuming your vagrant install is as recommended, see the following as an example.

Host System:

~/woce-be/

*is*

Virtual Machine:

/srv/share/

Extra

To maximize build performance, it is recommended to configure the Virtual Machine with as many CPU cores and as much RAM as is possible.

This can be done through the VirtualBox Settings dialogue or via editing Vagrantfile, recommended settings are half of the host system's CPU cores, and half of it's RAM.

WARNING: If you plan on editing Vagrantfile, make sure you know what you are doing!


Example:

Host System:

8 CPU Cores 
8Gb RAM


Virtual Machine:

4 CPU Cores 
4Gb RAM

If you plan on making changes in Vagrantfile, you'll want to make changes like the following.

config.vm.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", 2048]
config.vm.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--cpus", 2]