[OSM-dev] VM image

Ciprian Talaba cipriantalaba at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 16:01:00 BST 2008

Andy Allan wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Simone Cortesi <simone at cortesi.com> wrote:
>> hi,
>> I remember some discussions from about one year ago about setting up a
>> VM Ware image including all the software needed for a "mini-OSM", a
>> server able to do API, storing GPX, storing data in a MySQL server and
>> as well being able to render them using mapnik, and maybe also a wiki
>> engine.
>> has anyone been working on something like this?
>> I think this would be a valuable resource toward having a sandbox for
>> testing purpose.
> I certainly use VMware for testing the rails_port, and in fact have
> been working on fixing up the installation instructions at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/The_Rails_Port and the
> Ubuntu-specific installation notes. I've got mixed opinions on having
> a VMware image available - 95% of the download will just be the
> Operating System which I'd rather leave to the distribution to worry
> about! Also, I'm not going to commit to keeping it up to date, so I
> see more value in having a simple (and accurately documented)
> repeatable installation instructions that'll work on many
> distributions/releases.
> Whilst we're on the topic, I see most of the instructions at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/The_Rails_Port#Platform-specific_instructions
> are out of date. So here's an offer - if anyone is considering helping
> with the api06 coding and would like the installation instructions
> updated for their distribution, let me know. I've done Ubuntu already
> but I'm happy to do the rest - and spend time blanking the VMs and
> checking the notes to get them right!
> Cheers,
> Andy
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How about providing a kickstart file for Ubuntu/Fedora, and then a 
script that will download/checkout/compile the other parts of the software.

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