Installing barracuda with vagrant and chef

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Earlier I wrote how you could easily install Barracuda on a VM created by Vagrant. I investigated a bit further because I have two development machines, so I wanted to replicate the environment with less hazzle on the second machine.

Enter chef

With chef you can automate a lot of the settings. Like Vagrant, chef also uses Ruby as it’s language. Luckily it is not too hard to grasp coming from php.

I created cookbooks/boa/recipes/default.rb with the following content (notice the unauthorized use of the boa installer):

<pre type="ruby">Chef::Log.debug("Running barracuda recipe")

remote_file "/tmp/" do
  source ""
  mode 00755

execute "/tmp/" do
  creates "/usr/local/bin/boa"

execute "Run the BOA Installer o1" do
  command "boa in-stable local aegir.local o1 mini"

execute "Run the BOA Installer o2" do
  command "boa in-stable local aegir.local o2 mini"

execute "Run the BOA Installer o3" do
  command "boa in-stable local aegir.local o3 mini"

(1..3).each do |boa_user|

  user "o#{boa_user}" do
    supports :manage_home => true
    home "/data/disk/o#{boa_user}"
    shell "/bin/bash"

  directory "/data/disk/o#{boa_user}/.ssh" do
    owner "o#{boa_user}"
    group "users"
    mode 00700
    recursive true

  execute "Add ssh key to user" do
    command "ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -N \"\" -f /data/disk/o#{boa_user}/.ssh/id_rsa"
    creates "/data/disk/o#{boa_user}/.ssh/id_rsa"

  directory "/data/disk/o#{boa_user}/static" do
    owner "o#{boa_user}"
    group "users"
    mode 00755
    recursive true


# Rebuild VirtualBox Guest Additions
execute "Rebuild VirtualBox Guest Additions" do
  command "sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd setup"

When you have run that, I have a server setup with Barracuda and three octopus instances for my development purposes.

Mounting drives

To mount drives, I add the following to my Vagrantfile.

  config.vm.share_folder "platforms-o1", "/data/disk/o1/static", "~/workspace/platforms", :extra => "dmode=777,fmode=777"

  config.vm.share_folder "platforms-o2", "/data/disk/o2/static", "~/workspace/platforms", :extra => "dmode=777,fmode=777"

  config.vm.share_folder "platforms-o3", "/data/disk/o3/static", "~/workspace/platforms", :extra => "dmode=777,fmode=777"

Now the drives has been mounted to the octopus users home directory. However, I am still struggling with having the correct permissions given to the folders.

I have shared the entire code at




I had the same issue with permissions and vagrant-mounted folders. I ended up configuring /etc/exports in my vagrantfile so I could map the user and group, and mounting it manually on my host system.


I have a chef template that contains /data/disk// (rw,all_squash,no_subtree_check,anonuid=,anongid=)My recipe writes it to /etc/exports ``` package “nfs-kernel-server” package “nfs-common” package “rpcbind” template ‘/etc/exports’ do source “exports.erb” owner “root” group “root” mode “0644” action :create end script “nfs_restart” do interpreter “bash” user “root” code

To start up and mount, I have to

vagrant up mkdir -p nfs-o1 sudo mount -o -P nfs-o1 ```


Do you have a sample of this working template/recipe for chef Brian? I am just cuttin my teeth on it and I am trying to work from your instructions and build out a template and I would really appreciate it if you could help me with this. Lars did you use this technique successfully to automatically mount those folders via ntfs? Thanks Gregg

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