teracy-dev Development

We use teracy-dev to develop teracy-dev itself.

teracy-dev requires about 2048MB of VM memory, so you need to override 1024 with 2048 here: https://github.com/teracyhq/dev/blob/v0.4.2/vagrant_config.json#L92 on the vagrant_config_override.json file.

Project Setup

Fork and clone teracy-dev from https://github.com/teracyhq/dev/

For example, this is my forked repo: https://github.com/hoatle/teracy-dev/

$ vagrant ssh
$ ws
$ cd personal
$ git clone git@github.com:hoatle/teracy-dev.git teracy-dev
$ cd teracy-dev
$ git submodule update --init --recursive

Notice that you use teracy-dev directory for the project name.

Install gems with bundle:


This step took a white so please prepare with you a cup of coffee and be patient :).

$ bundle install

Rake Tasks

  • $ rake or $ rake list to list all Rake tasks.
  • $ rake build to check code style and run tests.
  • $ rake berks_install to install vendor cookbooks with Berkshelf.

Base Boxes

We’re going to use Bento to build base boxes.

  1. Virtualbox Installation:

    You could install any versions of Virtualbox. As for teracy-dev v0.4.2, we use virtualbox v4.3.20.

    $ cd /tmp
    $ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.20/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.20-96996~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb
    $ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.3_4.3.20-96996~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb
    $ sudo apt-get install -f -y

    After that, $ VBoxManage --version should print out something like:

    $ VBoxManage --version
  2. Packer Installation

    $ ws
    $ cd readonly
    $ mkdir packer
    $ cd packer
    $ wget https://dl.bintray.com/mitchellh/packer/packer_0.7.5_linux_amd64.zip
    $ sudo apt-get install unzip -f -y
    $ unzip packer_0.7.5_linux_amd64.zip
    $ echo 'export PATH=~/workspace/readonly/packer:$PATH' | sudo tee --append ~/.bash_profile
    $ source ~/.bash_profile

    After that, $ packer version should print out something like:

    $ packer version
    Packer v0.7.5
  3. Bento Repository Clone

    $ ws
    $ cd readonly
    $ git clone git@github.com:chef/bento.git
    $ cd bento
  4. Base Boxes Build


    This is for developers only. Users should just use provided base boxes instead of building base boxes from scratch.


    Building from “headless” mode is not recommended, it should be used only for ci-system.

    We’re going to build ubuntu-12.04-amd64.json base box as an example.

    We’re working on a headless VM so you need to add headless option to the json file by openning any .json files and append "headless":true, before "boot_wait: "10s", line.

    and then:

    $ ws
    $ cd readonly/bento/packer
    $ packer build -only=virtualbox-iso ubuntu-12.04-amd64.json

    After that Packer will download the Ubuntu iso files and install, package a vagrant base box for us to use.

    We should store and share iso files somewhere to save time from downloading iso files then put it under ~/workspace/readonly/bento/isos/.

    For example, you put ubuntu-12.04.5-server-amd64.iso file under ~/workspace/readonly/bento/isos/ubuntu/12.04 and you can use the mirror like:

    $ packer build -var="mirror=/home/vagrant/workspace/readonly/bento/isos/ubuntu" -only=virtualbox-iso ubuntu-12.04-amd64.json

    It will take a while for the base box to be completed. The base boxe should be available under ~/workspace/readonly/bento/definitions path.