Getting Started

To get started, you must follow the instruction steps below to set up the development environment.


At Teracy, you need to install the tools below:

  • virtualbox
  • vagrant
  • git

Windows Notes:

  • You MUST install git to use Git Bash, from now on, it is called terminal window.
  • You MUST ALWAYS run virtualbox and Git Bash as administrator to make symlinks (of virtualenv) work as expected.

Automatic Installation

To install required packages automatically, you need run Ubuntu 12.04 and newer. If not, you need to move to the next alternative instruction by installing required packages manually.

Installing git, virtualbox, vagrant with the provided bash script below:

$ cd /tmp && wget -qO- | bash

On Windows (Windows 7 & Windows 8), follow these steps:

  1. Open: on Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Press Ctrl + S.
  3. Select the option Save as type: Text document, with the name “setup_vagrant_and_virtualbox.bat” (notice the double quote).
  4. Open it by double-clicking on setup_vagrant_and_virtualbox.bat.

Now you should have vagrant and virtualbox installed on your system.

Manual Installation

  1. Install the latest git version at
  2. Install virtualbox with the exact version of 4.3.20 at
  3. Install vagrant with the exact version of 1.7.1 at


  • The 64-bit architecture is used and run every day by us, however, the 32-bit archirecture is expected to work, too.
  • The virtualbox has an installation issue which is reported here. If you $ vagrant up but can not start the virtual box, please find “VBoxUSBMon.inf” & “VBoxDrv.inf” in your installation directory and re-install it to fix the issue.

Adding SSH Key

Teracy supports SSH Agent Forwarding by default. It means you do not have to submit username & password each time when working with Git like pull, push, rebase, etc on the Vagrant box. So, after having installed Git, Vagrant, and Virtualbox, you need to add SSH key for Git and Virtualbox.

Do the following guides to get it work:


You need to use the ssh-agent tool that provides a secure way of storing and using your SSH keys. Also, it allows you to use git commands on the virtual machine. See to automatically run when opening the terminal window.

Environment Up

  1. Open your terminal window and type:
    $ cd ~/
    $ git clone teracy-dev
    $ cd teracy-dev
    $ vagrant up


  • The home directory on Git Bash normally should point to your user’s directory on windows. For example: C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>, this is the place you will find teracy-dev directory to import projects into your text editor later for coding.

  • You may see the error:

    Vagrant uses the `VBoxManage` binary that ships with VirtualBox, and requires this to be
    available on the PATH. If VirtualBox is installed, please find the `VBoxManage` binary and
    add it to the PATH environmental variable.

    To fix this error, add the path of the VirtualBox folder to your environment variable.

    For example: In Windows, add this C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox.

    If the error still occurs, you have to unistall and re-install VirtualBox, then Vagrant to fix this error.

    You should see the following similar messages after $ vagrant up finishes running:

    [2013-07-01T09:57:11+00:00] INFO: Chef Run complete in 160.951322714 seconds
    [2013-07-01T09:57:11+00:00] INFO: Running report handlers
    [2013-07-01T09:57:11+00:00] INFO: Report handlers complete

2. Use the $ vagrant ssh command to access the virtual machine you have just installed which runs Ubuntu 12.04 with ssh. You should see the following similar messages:

Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-23-generic i686)

 * Documentation:

37 packages can be updated.
18 updates are security updates.

Last login: Wed Apr 24 07:43:49 2013 from

Congratulations, you’ve all set now!