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Vagrant + Windows = 馃挬 #1682

cfoellmann opened this issue Dec 10, 2018 · 5 comments

Vagrant + Windows = 馃挬 #1682

cfoellmann opened this issue Dec 10, 2018 · 5 comments


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Expected Behavior

vagrant up -> working 馃挬

Current Behavior

I set up a new machine and just installed virtualbox (current version) + vagrant (current version) = not working as always

Now it is this error for any vagrant command I issue. vagrant up results in the same error.

PS C:\Windows\system32>  vagrant box update
Vagrant failed to initialize at a very early stage:

The plugins failed to load properly. The error message given is
shown below.

cannot load such file -- vagrant/hostsupdater

This error is the same with any vagrant plugin. ANY. So it is a vagrant issue I can not find in any search.

If I uninstall all plugins the provisioning fails this way:

Possible Solution

Nuke my system and install older Win build!? Not gonna happen.

Steps to Reproduce (for bugs)


Windows 10 Pro updated to the bad current release of 1809!!
Running a AzureAD-connected user account.

If it was any other program than vagrant I would suspect a permissions issue. But with vagrant it might just be another bug nearly impossible to debug.

Your Environment

  • VVV version: develop
  • VVV Git Branch: develop
  • Vagrant version: 2.2.2
  • VM Provider name: VB
  • VM Provider version: 5.2.2
  • Operating System and version: Win 10 Pro 1809!!
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tomjn commented Dec 10, 2018 via email

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The current Windows Semi-Annual Update 1809. The rollout was canceled in october but I did a force install on my clean install.
Maybe it is an issue there.

I did clean installs of all kinds of vagrant versions. including removing .vagrant.d folder.

I know that it is likely a vagrant issue but was hoping someone here might have had a similar issue in the past.

If vagrant wasnt soooo hard to maintain I would automate the complete VVV install with a chocolatey package but all my tests resulted in issues like this.

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I found the error and it seems to work now.
It was a "bad" character in the path of my user account. I have an "umlaut" in my name and AzureAD seems to be sooo progressive that a German "枚" is not converted into "oe" anymore for the foldername.

If this fixes things I will finally create a chocolatey package to install VVV with one command on Windows.

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Mte90 commented Sep 20, 2019

I can confirm this issue with another user with tot貌 as username have the same issue.
This fix the issue hashicorp/vagrant#2113 (comment) it is a workaround, I think that I will add something in the faq of vvv

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