Virtual environment/project bootstrap for Union of RAD projects.
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UoR Bootstrap

This project provides the basis for running applications inside a virtual machine (Unbuntu 12.04 64-bit).


Assumes PHP and Python are installed, the setup script needs VirtualBox and Vagrant to run the development virtual machine.

The script will manage all the installation only for the following OS:

  • OSX
  • Unbuntu 12.04+
  • Debian 6.0+
  • And should work on all recent debian based distributions.

If you don't have one of the above OS, please follow the manual installation section bellow.

Manual installation of VirtualBox and vagrant

To avoid a lot of issues, you'll need to install at least:

  • VirtualBox 4.1.8+
  • vagrant 1.2.2+

32-bit CPU

Since the virtual machine used a 64-bit OS, You need to enable the Virtualization Technology (CPU bios menu of your motherboard) to avoid the Error : vt-x features locked or unavailable in msr error.


curl -s | bash

If the installation is successful, the development environment will boot automatically and a new browser window should open. Otherwise you can browse to localhost:8081 (the port is configurable in Vagrantfile).

The init script will at least:

  • create a git repository if the directory is not a git repository
  • add the lithium dependency either with composer or with a git submodule (a yes/no prompt is used for making this choice).

In gross, the init script should be able to deal with any kind of repository.

The init script assume the web root directory is there => ./webroot

A minimal working example

mkdir myproject
cd myproject
mkdir webroot && echo "<?php phpinfo();?>" > webroot/index.php
curl -s | bash

Once the init script is done, you should be able to browse localhost:8081.

Upgrading the VM

If you wan't to upgrate the VM with recent changes in uor/bootstrap, run the following commands:

rm _build Vagrantfile

Usefull vagrant commands

From the root directory of your project you can use the following usefull vagrant command.

Starting the virtual machine:

vagrant up

Shutdown the virtual machine:

vagrant halt

Destroying the virtual machine:

vagrant destroy

Getting a SSH console to the virtual machine:

vagrant ssh

Running the tests:


Running an arbitrary command, for example the tests:

vagrant ssh -c 'cd /vagrant && libraries/lithium/console/li3 test tests/cases $0'


If you see 'r??' in the installation output, try adding this to your php.ini:

detect_unicode = Off