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Virtual Machine

This virtual machine has been built to allow Developers to get operational quickly (1 Gb):

It is in the Open Virtual Machine format for use in either VirtualBox or VMWare.

It is currently running the Ubuntu 10.04 OS with Web2Py-r2308, Eden-r1246 & Eclipse 3.6

Usage Guidelines

  1. The ubuntu user and the admin account of web2py have the password set to: eden
  2. The web2py directory on the desktop contains the web2py release and a bzr branch of Eden Trunk located in
  3. Eclipse is preconfigured with the above directory.
  • The normal way to launch Web2Py in this environment is to launch Eclipse & start up the Debugger
  1. Firefox is pre-populated with Eden bookmarks.

Note: If you get a ticket when running the application for the 1st time with a message like "OperationalError: Cannot add a UNIQUE column" then you need to stop the debugger, delete the contents of the databases folder & then start debugging again (there was an old database accidentally left on the system which cannot be auto-migrated - a new image without this issue has been uploaded):

rm -rf ~/Desktop/web2py/applications/eden/databases/*

If you get an error like "AttributeError: SQLCustomType instance has no attribute 'startswith'" then:

cd ~/Desktop/web2py/gluon

Then can proceed as above: Stop Eclipse, empty databases folder & restart Eclipse

A new image without this issue has now been uploaded.


  1. Download the Image
  2. Uncompress the image (it is compressed with 7-zip)

To run the image, you need to install either VirtualBox or VMWare:

VirtualBox Installation

  1. Download VirtualBox
  2. Install VirtualBox
  3. Import the Virtual Appliance:
  • File menu | Import Appliance
  • Choose the uncompressed image
  • Next
  • Accept the default appliance options unless you have a reason to make a specific change

VMWare Installation

To import the download VM into VMware (e.g. Fusion), use the following steps.

  1. File > New
  2. Click Continue without disc
  3. Select Use an existing virtual disk
  4. Select Eden-VM.vmdk
  5. Select Make a separate copy of the virtual disk
  6. Click Choose
  7. Click Continue
  8. OS=Linux and Version=Ubuntu should be selected, click Continue, Click Finish 11 Enter name for new VMware image e.g. Eden in the Virtual Machines directory
  9. Click Save

Remember to install the Linux VMware Tools after starting up the Eden machine using Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools

sudo su -

And accept all the default options



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