Version 20 (modified by Fran Boon, 10 years ago) ( diff )


Virtual Machine Maintenance



  1. Get the latest LTS Lubuntu:
    • currently this is 14.04.1
  1. Install it as a new image in VirtualBox
    • accept all defaults
    • US Keyboard
    • username: dev
    • password: eden
    • Login automatically
  1. Update
    sudo su -
    apt-get update
    apt-get -y upgrade
  1. Install dependencies and tools (@ToDo: Make this a downloadable script)
    apt-get -y install vim htop p7zip dos2unix
    apt-get -y install git-core
    #apt-get -y install exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
    apt-get -y install libgeos-c1
    apt-get -y install python-dev
    apt-get -y install python-lxml python-setuptools python-dateutil
    apt-get -y install python-serial
    apt-get -y install python-imaging python-reportlab
    apt-get -y install python-matplotlib
    apt-get -y install python-xlwt
    apt-get -y install build-essential
    apt-get -y install libgeos-dev
    wget --no-check-certificate
    tar zxvf Shapely-1.4.1.tar.gz
    cd Shapely-1.4.1
    python install
    cd ..
    rm -rf Shapely-1.4.1
    wget --no-check-certificate
    tar zxvf xlrd-0.9.3.tar.gz
    cd xlrd-0.9.3
    python install
    cd ..
    rm -rf xlrd-0.9.3
    apt-get -y install eclipse-platform
    apt-get clean
  1. Install Web2Py & Eden
    git clone git://
    cd web2py/applications
    git clone git://


TurnKey Linux

NB This version is currently far out of date, and not currently in use.

It is best if the VM is maintained using the original VirtualBox image & then re-exported to OVF


Test Sahana Eden.


The following aliases have been setup:

alias w2p='cd /home/sahana/Desktop/web2py && python -S eden -M'
alias update='cd /home/sahana/Desktop/web2py/applications/eden && git pull'
alias update_w2p='cd /home/sahana/Desktop/web2py && git pull'
alias update_all='sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get upgrade -y;cd /home/sahana/Desktop/web2py && git pull;cd /home/sahana/Desktop/web2py/applications/eden && git pull'
alias clean="rm ~/.bash_history;cd ~/Desktop/web2py/applications/eden && rm -f databases/* && rm -rf cache/* && rm -f sessions/* && rm -f models/ && rm -f cron/crontab;sudo rm -f /var/log/*;sudo rm -f /var/cache/apt/archives/*;COLUMNS=200 sudo dpkg -l | grep ^rc | awk '{print $2} ' | xargs sudo dpkg -P"


Resume Uploads

If the scp upload fails, then can resume it using:

rsync -Pe ssh

Info only

The next 2 steps are unnecessary if exporting to OVF?

Overwrite the freespace with zeroes:

Compress the VDI disk image:


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