Vagrant Chef creates a Vagrant installation for CakePHP using Chef with the following features:
- Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin
- Ningx 1.1
- PHP 5.5
- Ruby 1.9.3
- Percona MySQL 5.5
- Postgres 9.1
- Redis 2.8
- Memcached 1.4
- Git 1.7
- The ruby gems
- VirtualBox. Tested on 4.3.x, but 4.2.x should also work.
- Vagrant. Tested on 1.4.1
- Patience, and about an hour or so of your time
- A fairly fast internet connection. Dial-up will take 3 days to get everything going ;)
Download and install both VirtualBox and Vagrant for your particular operating system. Should only take a few minutes on a DSL connection
Once those are downloaded, open up a terminal. We'll need to clone this repository and setup vagrant:
cd ~/Sites git clone https://github.com/FriendsOfCake/vagrant-chef.git cd vagrant-chef
Now we need to setup the vagrant installation. This is pretty easy:
cd ~/Sites/vagrant-chef vagrant up
It may take a bit to download the Vagrant box, but once that is done, you will be prompted for your laptop password. This is so we can properly expose the IP of the vagrant instance to your machine. Type in your password and let it continue running.
You can grab a coffee or go out for a beer at this point. Takes about half an hour to an hour, depending upon your internet connection and laptop resources.
Of note is that typing
vagrant ssh while your vagrant instance is up will ssh onto the instance so you can perform commands directly on it. For example, it might be useful to manually install some service, or run a script within the repository.
Once it is done, browse to
http://192.168.13.37/ in your browser, and you should have some sort of
It works! page! At this point you can set your virtualhosts to point at the instance for maximum win.
If you want to access the site using a custom domain name, edit your
/etc/hosts file to have the following line:
192.168.13.37 www.app.dev app.dev
MySQL is available at
0.0.0.0:3306 with either of the following credentials:
When you want to use vagrant instance for a development environment, you can replace the
app directory with the contents of your application. Within the vm, this would be an example of your directory structure:
|-/vagrant/app |-/vagrant/app/app | |-/vagrant/app/app/Config | |-/vagrant/app/app/Console | |-/vagrant/app/app/Controller | |-/vagrant/app/app/Lib | |-/vagrant/app/app/Model | |-/vagrant/app/app/Plugin | |-/vagrant/app/app/tmp | |-/vagrant/app/app/vendor | |-/vagrant/app/app/View | |-/vagrant/app/app/webroot |-/vagrant/app/lib |-/vagrant/app/Plugin |-/vagrant/app/vendor
app/app/webroot/index.php will be served up, and all other
index.php files ignored.
Note, we recommend using the FriendsOfCake/app-template for new applications.
You normally wont want to have the instance running full time. To pause it, simply perform the following in the command line:
cd ~/Sites/vagrant-chef vagrant suspend
You will no longer be able to access the instance after doing this. To continue working, issue the following commands:
cd ~/Sites/vagrant-chef vagrant resume
vagrant provision will reprovision the instance. You won't normally need to do the things in the Installation section, but this will ensure your setup is as up-to-date as possible.
If there are any updates to the vagrant setup, such as a new feature, new site hosted within, or new service, simply do the following in a terminal:
cd ~/Sites/vagrant-chef git pull origin master vagrant provision
We're sad to see you leave your work behind, but getting a fressh start isn't hard. Simply do the following:
cd ~/Sites/vagrant-chef vagrant destroy cd .. rm -rf vagrant-chef
This will destroy your vagrant installation and remove all traces of it from your laptop.
File a github issue.
- Add phpmyadmin to setup
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