[okfn-labs] Distributing pybossa vagrant box issues

José Félix Ontañón felixonta at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 15:23:33 UTC 2013

Ok Daniel, I'll create a pybossa vbox ova file over Ubuntu LTS.
Thanks for your advice.

2013/7/15 Daniel Lombraña González <teleyinex at gmail.com>

> Hi José,
> Vagrant is designed for deploying easily development environments locally.
> The issue of deploying a virtual machine like that as a service could be
> problematic.
> For example, PyBossa Vagrant is configured to run in debug mode, so you
> will need to re-configure everything in order to make it a safe service
> (check the passwords and user names, all of them are *test*). Thus, I do
> not recommend you to deploy PyBossa based on that Vagrant configuration, it
> has another purpose.
> As you have VirtualBox, download an Ubuntu ISO, preferably the Long Term
> Support one. Then, follow the installation guide<http://docs.pybossa.com/en/latest/installing_pybossa.html>,
> which is a step by step guide. Once you have it configured, then, you can export
> the Virtual Machine <http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#ovf>, and
> import it back in the server that you want to host it. This should be
> straight forward and easy to do. If you have any problems, following the
> steps, please, let me know it, and I'll help you.
> All the best,
> Daniel
> PS: Note, the documentation that you were reading from Vagrant is
> outdated. Vagrant is now in version 2.0.
> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 1:43 PM, José Félix Ontañón <felixonta at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi pybossa-team and friends!
>> I'm in a trouble trying to distribute a custom local pybossa environment.
>> First, I followed the wonderful pybossa tutorial about how to deploy
>> pybossa with vagrant[1]. It worked perfectly: Then I could run pybossa
>> server with:
>> $ vagrant ssh
>> $ cd /vagrant
>> $ source vagrant_start.sh
>> Then I followed the vagrant-packaging tutorial[2] for distributing my
>> pybossa environment on a vagrant box. Two issues came after deploying this
>> box:
>> (a) It didn't auto-forward the 5000 port (pybossa web server)
>> (b) The /vagrant directory only has a file called Vagrantfile and not the
>> pybossa server.
>> Now I'm stucked ... I'm not an expert with vagrant, so I can't determine
>> if this is a matter of configuring the vagrant box/environment or an issue
>> with pybossa vagrant configuration.
>> Does anyone would be so nice to give me a hand?
>> Kind regards,
>> [1] http://docs.pybossa.com/en/latest/vagrant_pybossa.html
>> [2] http://docs-v1.vagrantup.com/v1/docs/getting-started/packaging.html
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