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Project to run the whole ggtracker stack in vagrant


  • Make sure you have vagrant+virtualbox installed on your computer
  • Run git submodule update --init --remote --recursive to pull the latest version of each submodule
  • Run vagrant up to create the virtual box. This will download all required packages and go through the installation process for ggtracker and ESDB (~15 minutes; go make yourself a sandwich)
  • Run vagrant ssh to ssh into the vagrant box
  • Make a note of your vagrant IP: In the text it prints out upon login it says IP address for eth1: (potentially some other ip)
  • Find code in /vagrant cd /vagrant
  • Start the application (requires 2 ssh sessions, or run them as background jobs)
    • ESDB: (cd esdb && foreman start)
    • ggtracker: (cd ggtracker && ESDB_HOST= foreman start) (change IP accordingly)
  • Set up Amazon AWS S3 buckets for development as described in esdb/config/s3.yml.example (only dev and test are needed) and set up buckets and credentials accordingly in esdb/config/s3.yml and ggtracker/config/s3.yml. All buckets need to be publicly readable and the replay bucket needs to have CORS enabled for GET, PUT and POST.
  • Open your browser to (or whatever your vagrant IP is from the previous step)
  • The app will be on the ip of the vagrant box and uploading a replay should work - otherwise please raise an issue here, so it can be fixed.

Making changes to components

The components needed to run are included in this project as submodules. We generally track the master branch of the official repos, except for sc2reader, which tracks the upstream branch.

Making changes to ggtracker, esdb and ggpyjobs

To make a change to ggtracker, esdb or ggpyjobs and testing that they work in your local setup, we recommended that you fork the component to your own github account and add the fork to your working copy of ggtrackerstack like this (using esdb forked to nickelsen as example):

  • Fork the component on github (e.g. nickelsen/esdb).
  • Go to the ggtrackerstack directory of the component (e.g. ggtracker, esdb or esdb/vendor/ggpyjobs).
  • Set your fork ssh url as the origin remote: git remote set-url origin
  • Add the official repo ssh url as the upstream remote: git remote add upstream
  • Check your setup with git remote -v - should look like this (with your account instead of nickelsen).
origin (fetch)
origin (push)
upstream (fetch)
upstream (push)
  • Once your remotes are set up, you can branch off master of your fork (git checkout -b <branch-with-fix>), make your application changes, commit and push to your remote and create a pull-request against the official repo.
  • Note: If you work on ggpyjobs, you need to also make a pull-request to esdb to make esdb actually use your new and improved version of ggpyjobs (we'll hopefully automate this remote tracking at some point).
  • When the official repo changes (e.g. your pull-request is merged), you can update your working copy like this:
    • git fetch upstream
    • git merge upstream/master
  • You can sync your master branch to the master branch of the upstream like this:
    • git checkout master
    • git fetch upstream
    • git merge upstream/master
    • git push origin master
Making changes to sc2reader

Per default, sc2reader is managed by requirements.txt in ggpyjobs. To work on sc2reader it is recommended to use the cloned submodule at the root of ggtrackerstack and install that in development mode on the vagrant box by issuing python develop in /vagrant/sc2reader after ssh'ing into the vagrant box. Forks and branches are managed as described above.


Project to run the whole ggtracker stack in vagrant



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