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Vagrant: Vagrantfile and README improvements.

* Vagrantfile:
Use `:privilege => false` to bypass npm issues.
Use `:run => always` to always run on `vagrant up`

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@@ -39,21 +39,24 @@ Check it with the following commands:
Then after the building message completes, connect to http://localhost:3333/.
-# Using vagrant to develop
+# Using Vagrant to develop
-[Vagrant]( provides easy to configure, reproducible, and portable work environments.
+[Vagrant]( provides easy-to-configure, reproducible, and portable work environments. It will create a headless VirtualBox VM, then prepare the development environment and launch the server for you. You can then develop and test the code anywhere :).
-To use vagrant, you need to install:
+To use Vagrant, you need to install:
-- vagrant (> 1.1.x)
-- virtualbox
+- Vagrant (>= 1.6.x)
+- VirtualBox
To setup up work environment:
- % vagrant box add g0v
% vagrant up
-After `vagrant up`, browse http://localhost:6987/ in your favorite browser. You are all set!
+It will several minutes for the first time, since it will have to configure its Ubuntu VM image. After the operation is finished, browse to `http://localhost:6987/` in your favorite browser. You are all set!
+`vagrant halt` if you need to shut down the Vagrant VM. For more information about Vagrant, see the [documentation of Vagrant](
+Note: Have to use older Vagrant (1.3.0+)? Change the `Vagrantfile`.
# Google API key
@@ -1,29 +1,47 @@
# -*- mode: ruby -*-
# vi: set ft=ruby :
-# a known issue that symbolic link can not be created in virtualbox shared fold
+# Install the Git and node.js from PPA
+$setup_script = <<RUNONCE
+sudo apt-get update
+sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties
+sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
+sudo apt-get update
+sudo apt-get install -y nodejs git-core
+# a known issue that symbolic link cannot be created in VirtualBox shared folder.
# we have to workround npm modules installaltion.
-$script = <<SCRIPT
-mkdir -p /tmp/node_modules /vagrant/node_modules
-sudo mount --bind /tmp/node_modules /vagrant/node_modules
+$up_script = <<ALWAYSRUN
+mkdir -p /home/vagrant/tmp_node_modules /vagrant/node_modules
+sudo mount --bind /home/vagrant/tmp_node_modules /vagrant/node_modules
cd /vagrant
-npm i
+npm install
npm run start
+# Vagrant dependencies:
+# * 1.6.0 -> Allow shell provision always run with :run => 'always'
+# * 1.3.0 -> Run shell provision with SSH user by :privileged => false
+# Delete this line for Vagrant 1.3 ~ 1.5
+Vagrant.require_version ">= 1.6.0"
Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
# All Vagrant configuration is done here. The most common configuration
# options are documented and commented below. For a complete reference,
# please see the online documentation at
# Every Vagrant virtual environment requires a box to build off of.
- = "g0v"
- config.vm.provision :shell, :inline => $script
+ = "hashicorp/precise64"
+ config.vm.provision :shell, :inline => $setup_script, :privileged => false
+ # Remove the `, :run => 'always'` for Vagrant 1.3 ~ 1.5
+ config.vm.provision :shell, :inline => $up_script, :privileged => false, :run => 'always' :forwarded_port, host: 6987, guest: 3333
# The url from where the '' box will be fetched if it
# doesn't already exist on the user's system.
- config.vm.box_url = ""
+ # config.vm.box_url = ""
# Create a forwarded port mapping which allows access to a specific port
# within the machine from a port on the host machine. In the example below,

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