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Install sphinx.typo3.loc on current Debian (Jessie)

Ansible, Vagrant, Sphinx


The procedure to get a current Debian Jessie up and running:

# go somewhere
cd ~/htdocs

# start with new folder
mkdir Vagrant.sphinx.typo3.loc

# go there
cd ~/htdocs/Vagrant.sphinx.typo3.loc

vagrant init debian/jessie64
vagrant up --provider virtualbox
vagrant ssh

Copy the public key of my host machine into the vagrant box for user ‘vagrant’ without giving ‘vagrant’ a password:

ssh -i .vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key \
    -p 2222 vagrant@localhost 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' \
    < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

Or copy all public keys with a wildcard:

ssh -i .vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key \
    -p 2222 vagrant@localhost 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' \
    < ~/.ssh/id_*.pub

Or give ‘vagrant’ a password. Then you can simply copy you public key like this:

ssh-copy-id -p 2222 vagrant@localhost

Now we can log in with our normal key:

# login with normal private key
ssh -p 2222 vagrant@localhost

In my /etc/hosts I have a line:


And my ‘Vagrantfile’ looks like this meaning that the virtual machine will appear as on my host machine:

# -*- mode: ruby -*-
# vi: set ft=ruby :

Vagrant.configure(2) do |config|
  config.vm.box = "debian/jessie64"
  config.vm.network "private_network", ip: ""
  config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
    vb.memory = "1024"
    vb.cpus = 4

This make it even nicer an I cann ssh into the virtual machine like so:

ssh vagrant@sphinx.typo3.loc

Now let’s tell Ansible that we refer to that machine with the name ‘sphinx’:

sudo gedit /etc/ansible/hosts

And add the machine:

[sphinx]    ansible_ssh_user=vagrant

This should work as well - but I didn’t try:

sphinx.typo3.loc    ansible_ssh_user=vagrant

Run a check to see what machines are available:

ansible all -m ping -u vagrant

# or
ansible sphinx -m ping -u vagrant

# or, since we've set ansible_ssh_user=vagrant
ansible all -m ping | success >> {
      "changed": false,
      "ping": "pong"

Now, let’s go to the ‘sphinx’ playbook:

# go somewhere
cd ~/Repositories/git.typo3.org/Teams

# clone repository
git clone git://git.typo3.org/Teams/Documentation.git

# go there
cd ~/Repositories/git.typo3.org/Teams/Documentation

And play the playbook. I’m not hundred percent sure at the moment whether the ‘-u vagrant’ is necessary:

ansible-playbook -s install.yml -u vagrant

/etc/ansible/hosts in my case

# This is the default ansible 'hosts' file.
# It should live in /etc/ansible/hosts
#   - Comments begin with the '#' character
#   - Blank lines are ignored
#   - Groups of hosts are delimited by [header] elements
#   - You can enter hostnames or ip addresses
#   - A hostname/ip can be a member of multiple groups

[sphinx]  ansible_ssh_user=vagrant

# This line would be nicer. But I haven't tried yet.
# sphinx.typo3.loc  ansible_ssh_user=vagrant


Run a new provisioning:

REINSTALL=true  vagrant provision t3o-web

Install a plugin to make vagrant update the hosts file automatically::

sudo vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater

Some more:

vagrant ssh t3o-web
vagrant ssh t3o-solr

Install Vagrant

For me:

# verify vagrant is there:
# find package name (= 'vagrant')
dpkg -l | grep vagrant
# remove package
sudo dpkg -r $packagename
# reconfigure
sudo dpkg-reconfigure $packagename

Vagrant Commands

Some Vagrant example commands:

vagrant --help
vagrant box --help
vagrant box list
vagrant box remove Jessie

Some old notes

ansible-playbook \
   -i .vagrant/provisioners/ansible/inventory/vagrant_ansible_inventory \
   --private-key=~/.vagrant.d/insecure_private_key. \
    -u vagrant playbook.yml

ansible all -m ping -i .vagrant/provisioners/ansible/inventory/vagrant_ansible_inventory --private-key=~/.vagrant.d/insecure_private_key

# for vagrant >= 1.7.0:


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