Building the QIIME Virtual Box
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sudo apt-get install python-setuptools htop vim screen
sudo pip install numpy before the pip install --upgrade command in step 7
don't bother with changing the qiime temp dir
ipython notebook works, so skip that config
IMPORTANT put /etc/profile stuff in /etc/bash.bashrc
/etc/profile isn't sourced by terminals (since they're not login shells). How should we handle this?
message of the day will get annoying in the terminal (plus, I don't think it displays in non-login shells). What's a better way to make this information accessible? I (Jai) put this content in 0.QIIME_version.txt, modified it slightly from the AMI version so that it makes sense in the context of the Virtual Box R libraries didn't get installed?
grab latest doc/vb_files/Before_you_start directory from qiime github repo, save on the desktop
create empty ~/Desktop/before_you_start directory
make chrome and firefox homepages point to help.qiime.org
when doing final cleanup (step 17), also remove everything from /tmp and clear browsing data from firefox and chrome:
sudo rm -rf /home/qiime/.bash_history /home/qiime/.viminfo /home/qiime/.lesshst /home/qiime/temp/* /tmp/*
if gui update manager is prompting for updates, run them, then restart
for shrinking image, hold ESC key when booting VM. these steps may not be necessary!
follow second option suggested by emperor in chrome