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vagrant up

Hello,

I received an error and I am having problems with vagrant up. Can someone please help?

Arts-MacBook-Pro:~ artcardozo$ cd treehouse
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$ ls
    testapp
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$ vagrant up
    A Vagrant environment is required to run this command. Run `vagrant init`
    to set one up in this directory, or change to a directory with a
    Vagrantfile and try again.
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$ vagrant init
    A `Vagrantfile` has been placed in this directory. You are now
    ready to `vagrant up` your first virtual environment! Please read
    the comments in the Vagrantfile as well as documentation on
    `vagrantup.com` for more information on using Vagrant.
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$ vagrant up
    Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
    ==> default: Box 'base' could not be found. Attempting to find and install...
        default: Box Provider: virtualbox
        default: Box Version: >= 0
    ==> default: Adding box 'base' (v0) for provider: virtualbox
        default: Downloading: base
    An error occurred while downloading the remote file. The error
    message, if any, is reproduced below. Please fix this error and try
    again.

    Couldn't open file /Users/artcardozo/treehouse/base
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$ ls
    Vagrantfile testapp
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$ vagrant up
    Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
    ==> default: Box 'base' could not be found. Attempting to find and install...
        default: Box Provider: virtualbox
        default: Box Version: >= 0
    ==> default: Adding box 'base' (v0) for provider: virtualbox
        default: Downloading: base
    An error occurred while downloading the remote file. The error
    message, if any, is reproduced below. Please fix this error and try
    again.

    Couldn't open file /Users/artcardozo/treehouse/base
Arts-MacBook-Pro:treehouse artcardozo$

4 Answers

From the first ls command that you ran inside the treehouse directory, you seem to be missing the Vagrantfile so that's why vagrant up wasn't working. vagrant init is only used when you're setting up your own virtual machine.

You also have a testapp directory there which shouldn't exist. The zip file only contains a Vagrantfile and a directory called projects.

Could you delete the treehouse directory and download the zip file again from this link, unzip it and then try the command again (from within the unzipped folder)?

Hi Dino,

I literally started teamtreehouse today. I am going straight to Ruby on Rails. So as you can see I am trying to get my environment set up.

I tried what you suggested and still doesn't work. Now it's saying there is no treehouse directory. Please see below.

Last login: Mon Mar 31 11:29:20 on ttys000 -bash: rbenv: command not found Arts-MacBook-Pro:~ artcardozo$ cd treehouse -bash: cd: treehouse: No such file or directory Arts-MacBook-Pro:~ artcardozo$

Am I supposed to mkdir treehouse?

In that case, welcome to Treehouse. :)

No, you're not supposed to create that directory. When you download the zip file that I linked and when you unzip it, you should get a treehouse directory in your Downloads directory. Then, you should move the treehouse directory into your home folder.

After that, you should be able to cd to it and start vagrant.

Thank Dino and I'm very very excited to be here!

I'm doing what you suggested.

Hi Dino,

This is so odd, I've tried numerous things and still nothing.

  1. I basically started over and I made sure that there is no treehouse directory that exits.
  2. Treehouse directory does not exists. Done.
  3. I downloaded the zip file treehouse from your link that you gave me. (This is where I seem to be getting stuck)
  4. I see the treehouse folder in downloads. Now is there some special thing that I have to do in order to unzip the treehouse file? If yes, how do I unzip it? I thought Mac just automatically unzips it?

If you are using Safari as the browser, yeah I believe it should unzip it automatically. If what you see in your downloads is a folder, then just drag and drop it into your home folder.

And after that you should be able to follow the steps to get everything running.

As I attempt to move the file from the downloads to the home folder, the treehouse folder just disappears. Here's the odd part. I try to search for it in finder and nothing. But when I try to download another treehouse folder from your link and try to move it again, it says that "another file already exist would you like to replace it?"

Just to make sure, that I'm not going crazy. The home folder is in Finder and it's named All My Files? I know that I'm supposed to be looking for a home icon. But I don't know if it's because of Mavericks I don't see the home icon and I only see the All My Files.

Oh and yes I am using Safari browser.

No, All My Files copies things to Documents, I believe. The home folder should have your name and the little home icon.

If you want to add that shortcut to your sidebar, while in Finder, click on Finder -> Preferences -> Sidebar Tab and check the checkbox under Favorites with the little home icon and your username next to it. Then you can close the preferences and you should be able to see the shortcut.

Alternatively, you can go to your home folder by opening a Finder window. Then you'd press Shift + Command + G and enter ~ into the input field and then press the button Go.

Nice!! It's currently processing the vagrant up. Much thanks Dino!

So my problem was I was moving the folder to All My Files. Duh! I'm a schmuck!

Glad I could help. Best of luck with the lessons! :)