What does it do?
This vagrant configuration sets up a basic LAMP environment suited for Symfony 2 development:
- Based on Ubuntu Lucid
- Apache 2.2
- PHP 5.3 with intl and readline, xdebug, sqlite extensions
- MySQL Server 5.1
- Git and SVN clients
Obviously, you need Vagrant, which in turn requires Ruby and VirtualBox. Vagrant runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows, although some special configuration applies to Windows (see below).
Download and install a base image
$ vagrant box add base http://files.vagrantup.com/lucid32.box
This example uses the default Ubuntu image from the Vagrant project, although you can use other Ubuntu boxes if you like. If you do not name the box "base", you will later on need to adapt the Vagrantfile in the project root directory.
Setup a working directory and start your new environment
$ git clone git://github.com/meandmymonkey/sf2-vagrant.git mydir $ cd mydir $ vagrant up
Depending on the versions of the box and your VirtualBox installation, you might see a notice that the guest additions of the box do not match the version of VirtualBox you are using. If you encounter any problems, you might want to install up to date guest additions on your box once running and repackage it for use with Vagrant.
If you prefer a clean URL, you might want to map
188.8.131.52 to a local domain of your choice in your hosts file. This is entirely optional.
Vagrant will create two additional directories:
mydir/log/apache2 for Apache logs and
mydir/project for your actual project files
Drop your Symfony 2 app into the
mydir/project directory. Apache will use
mydir/project/web as the web root.
The app is now accessible from your host system at http://184.108.40.206.
The setup will configure MySQL with a user/password of root/root. PhpMyAdmin is at http://220.127.116.11/phpmyadmin.
SSH and the Symfony console
Connect to your virtual machine:
$ vagrant ssh
Change to your project directory and launch the Symfony shell:
vagrant@vagrantup:~$ cd /vagrant/project vagrant@vagrantup:~$ ./app/console -s
Vagrant will run on Windows without problems, although this is not tested with this specific configuration. As Windows does not offer NFS, you will however need to comment out the corresponding line in
If you want to use multiple instances of this virtual machine at the same time on a single host, you will need to edit the IP set in
mydir/Vagrantfile to avoid conflicts.