Endymion is a command-line tool that checks if the specified Vagrant boxes can be downloaded from Hashicorp's Atlas. In the case of the official CentOS Linux images for Vagrant, it will also check if the images correspond to the version listed on Atlas.
Endymion doesn't have any external dependencies outside of the Python standard library, so it shouldn't pose any problems to install it directly. You can also install it in a virtualenv if you prefer.
If you only plan to use Endymion, the simplest way is to install it from PyPI:
$ pip install endymion
Developers can also run the development version:
$ git clone https://github.com/lpancescu/endymion.git $ git checkout python3 # only if you use Python 3.x $ pip install -e .
endymion checks the latest version of the boxes
provided as arguments, displaying any errors:
$ endymion centos/6 centos/7
-v to see more details (
-vv to also show the redirects):
$ endymion -v centos/6 INFO:root:http://cloud.centos.org/centos/6/vagrant/x86_64/images/CentOS-6-x86_64-Vagrant-1611_01.Libvirt.box: OK INFO:root:http://cloud.centos.org/centos/6/vagrant/x86_64/images/CentOS-6-x86_64-Vagrant-1611_01.VirtualBox.box: OK INFO:root:http://cloud.centos.org/centos/6/vagrant/x86_64/images/CentOS-6-x86_64-Vagrant-1611_01.VMwareFusion.box: OK INFO:root:http://cloud.centos.org/centos/6/vagrant/x86_64/images/CentOS-6-x86_64-Vagrant-1611_01.VMwareFusion.box: OK
If you want to check all versions available on Atlas, use
(not recommended for day-to-day use because of the large number of
requests to Atlas, for boxes with many versions).
The return code will be 0 if no errors were found, and non-zero otherwise.
Exporting Atlas data as JSON
If you would like to export the existing metadata from Atlas, use the
--export option. Endymion expects to find the SHA256 checksum
files in the same directory, named after the corresponding image
(e.g. centos_7.sha256sum.txt for centos/7); since Atlas typically
has no checksum information in the metadata, the checksums will be
read from these external files and inserted in the generated JSON
$ endymion --export centos/6 centos/7
HEADmethod of HTTP 1.1 to check the availability of the boxes without downloading them. This usually works with external boxes like the ones provided by CentOS or Fedora, but it will fail with
405 Method Not Allowedfor boxes hosted by Hashicorp; using
Content-rangeheader produces the same response.
- The CentOS project provides GnuPG-signed SHA256 checksums, but
endymiondoesn't try to validate them (this would require downloading each variant of a box)
Supported Python versions
Both Python 2.7 and Python 3.x are supported, although they have different codebases:
masterbranch contains the Python 2.7 source code
python3branch, unsurprisingly, only runs under Python 3.x (instead of unifying the two code bases, I decided to convert the Python 2.7 code to Python 3, to avoid needlessly complicating the code to support both versions in the long term; if CentOS Linux 8 will default to Python 3, I can just move the Python 3 code to
If you are a regular user, this doesn't matter:
endymion will always install the right package for your Python