[Freedombox-discuss] Tools to speed up development on the freedombox

Stefan Cocora stefan.cocora at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 14 13:28:49 UTC 2012

Vagrant knows to download files only via http and local file as far as I
If I make a torrent you'll have to download it manually then import it.
If it is on an http location then vagrant does all the steps for you
automatically: download, import, vagrant up.


On 14/03/12 12:38, Pierre Alexandre SCHEMBRI wrote:
> Torrent file ?
> 2012/3/14 Stefan Cocora <stefan.cocora at googlemail.com>:
>> I've finished building the base OS.
>> Anyone has any suggestions were can we host a 450MB file ? Github
>> doesn't look doable to me. Maybe I've missed some way of hosting files
>> on Github without actually putting them in a repository.
>> It needs to be world accessible via http.
>> When each of us will start vagrant for the first time it will need to
>> download this file.
>> Regards,
>> Stefan
>> On 11/03/12 14:43, Stefan Cocora wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>    Apart from veewee, vagrant and puppet are already packaged for debian.
>>>    As a first step I'll create a vagrant box based on debian wheezy with
>>> some puppet code to get a standard working environment. I'll put it on
>>> github once it is ready. It will be an organically  growing repo as
>>> requirements come in for additional packages/config files to add.
>>>    I've browsed Laurent Bigonville's(vagrant packager) debian qa page
>>> and I've seen he has started to package veewee as well. I'll be in touch
>>> with him to check on veewee packaging.
>>>    Another think that I want to look into , given time, is to create a
>>> qemu box from Bdale's freedom installer. Not sure if that is possible at
>>> this stage ...
>>>    I'll let you all know once I have the vagrant box up on github.
>>> PS: I've been using vagrant/puppet to test, on a local VM, the packages
>>> and configs that I install on my dreamplug for 6 months now.
>>> Regards,
>>> Stefan
>>> On 10/03/12 15:46, Sean Leonard wrote:
>>>> On 03/09/2012 01:41 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>>>> On 12-03-08 at 07:58pm, Nick M. Daly wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:44:59 +0000, Stefan Cocora
>>>>>> <stefan.cocora at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>> I'd like to help speed up development on the freedombox's various
>>>>>>> software by using three established open-source tools to create
>>>>>>> virtual machines that can be easily distributed, destroyed and
>>>>>>> recreated... Let me know if you think this is a helpful idea for the
>>>>>>> freedombox project.
>>>>>> Stefan, that's wonderful!  Can you either: add that to the wiki or
>>>>>> turn it into a set of scripts that can do some of the basic setup
>>>>>> steps automatically?
>>>>> Please also initiate the process of getting those tools into Debian.
>>>>> Vagrant is packaged already but the others I believe is not.  So please
>>>>> file ITP or RFP bugs for the others - and perhaps get in touch with the
>>>>> Debian maintainer of vagrant and see if perhaps she/he/they are
>>>>> interested in maintaining those too.
>>>>> More on ITP/RFP here: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1
>>>>> More on vagrnat in Debian here: packages.qa.debian.org/vagrant
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> I am unfamiliar with veewee, but have begun playing recently with the
>>>> Vagrant/Puppet tools for web development uses.  I have also been
>>>> watching Freedombox with interest, and while I don't have too much time
>>>> for diving in to new projects, I would love to help in the testing,
>>>> debugging, and configuration.
>>>> I will also look into Sefan's request re: getting the tools into Debian.
>>>> I look forward to helping this project!
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Sean
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