A management utility for the (unofficial) Invision Power Suite Vagrant development box.
ipsv is a Vagrant box utility designed specifically for Invision Power Suite third party developers. It aims to make developing IPS applications and plugins a more enjoyable experience by eliminating the headache of having to manage and manually configure a local development environment using WAMP or similar means.
Whenever you normally want to make a new test install of IPS, you have to..
- Download the most recent IPS release
- Extract the setup files to a new web directory
- Apply proper permissions to those files and folders
- Update the configuration files for your web server
- Create a new MySQL database
- Go through the process of running the web installer and filling in all your server information again
- Download the most recent developer tools from the marketplace
- Extract those developer tools to your IPS installation
- Create a new constants.php file to finally put the installation into IN_DEV mode.
That’s quite a headache to go through every time you want to create a new IPS test installation.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could automate doing all of the above in a single command? Meet IPS Vagrant.
What is Vagrant?
Vagrant is software for managing virtual development environments. It allows you to easily create and destroy virtual machines on the fly.
What is IPS-Vagrant?
IPS-Vagrant is a custom server and configuration file management application that comes pre-installed on the FujiMakoto/ipsv Vagrant box.
To get started working with IPS-Vagrant, you will need to set up a new Vagrant box.
This is the directory where all of your HTTP files and projects will be saved by default.
After the files have been extracted, open up your terminal (or PowerShell if you’re on Windows) and navigate to the directory where you extracted the Vagrant files, then run the command vagrant up.
This will automatically download and import the custom Vagrant box and run all necessary setup tasks for you.
Once the Vagrant box has been downloaded and set up, you’ll be able to immediately connect to the box by running the vagrant ssh command if you’re on Linux/OSX.
If you’re on Windows, you’ll need to use a dedicated SSH client such as PuTTY. (You connect to 127.0.0.1 on port 2222 with “vagrant” as the username/password combination by default).
All IPS-Vagrant administrative commands can be accessed using the ipsv commandline application. Running the command without any arguments will bring up the help page,
Usage: ipsv [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... IPS Vagrant Management Utility Options: -v, --verbose -v|vv|vvv Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug -c, --config PATH Path to the IPSV configuration file --version Show the version and exit. --help Show this message and exit. Commands: disable Disable installations under a domain. enable Enable an IPS installation. list List all domains, or all installations under a specified domain. new Creates a new IPS installation. setup Run setup after a fresh Vagrant installation. versions Displays available IPS and resource versions.
Setting up a new installation
The new command is used to create installations.
To get an overview of how the command works, run ipsv new –help
Usage: ipsv new [OPTIONS] Downloads and installs a new instance of the latest Invision Power Suite release. Options: -n, --name TEXT Installation name. -d, --domain TEXT Installation domain name. -l, --license TEXT License key to use for requests. -v, --version TEXT Manually specify a version to install. -f, --force Overwrite any existing files (possibly left over from a broken configuration) --enable / --disable Enable site after installation. Note that this will automatically disable any existing sites running on this domain. (Default: True) --ssl / --no-ssl Enable SSL on this installation. (Default: Auto) --spdy / --no-spdy Enable Google SPDY on this installation. Only applies when SSL is enabled. (Default: False) --gzip / --no-gzip Enable GZIP compression. (Default: True) --cache / --no-cache Use cached version downloads if possible. (Default: True) --install / --no-install Run the IPS installation automatically after setup. (Default: True) --dev / --no-dev Install developer tools and put the site into dev mode after installation. (Default: False) --help Show this message and exit.
To start the installation process, run ipsv new without any arguments.
Then, just follow the on-screen prompts to go through the installation stages.
Installation nickname: First Installation Domain name: ipb.dev Do you want to enable this site after installation? [Y/n]: Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Save login session? [Y/n]:  http://example.org (1111111111-22222-333333-4444444444)  https://www.makoto.io/ (5555555555-66666-777777-8888888888) ------------ Which license key would you like to use? : 1 Would you like to save and use this license for future requests? [Y/n]: Fetching IPS version information... [ OK ] Downloading the most recent IPS release... [ OK ] Constructing site data... [ OK ] Constructing paths and configuration files... [ OK ] Restarting web server... [ OK ] Extracting setup files... [ OK ] Setting file permissions... [ OK ] Initializing installer... [ OK ] Running system check... [ OK ] Submitting license key... [ OK ] Setting applications to install... [ OK ] Creating MySQL database... [ OK ] Admin display name: Makoto Admin password: Repeat for confirmation: Admin email: email@example.com Submitting admin information... [ OK ] Would you like to save and use these admin credentials for future installations? [y/N]: y Installation complete! [#######################################] [ OK ] Finalizing... [ OK ] ------ Your IPS Community Suite 4 is ready The installation process is now complete and your IPS Community Suite is now ready! Go to the suite: http://ipb.dev/
You will first be prompted for your IPS client area username and password. This is the username/password you use to access your InvisionPower.com account.
After that, you will be prompted for the license you would like to use for the installation.
Once all of the setup files have been extracted and the database has been set up, you will be prompted for your desired admin credentials.
With just these few basic pieces of information, you’ll have a working IPS installation set up and ready for you in under a minute!
The list command is used to get an overview of all active domains and installations.
Usage: ipsv list [OPTIONS] <domain> <site> List all domains if no <domain> is provided. If <domain> is provided but <site> is not, lists all sites hosted under <domain>. If both <domain> and <site> are provided, lists information on the specified site. Options: --help Show this message and exit.
When no arguments are provided, the command will provide an overview of all known installation domains,
When a domain is provided, the command will output all installations available under that domain,
First Installation (22.214.171.124) [DEV] Second Installation (126.96.36.199)
The currently active installation will be highlighted green (if your terminal supports colors).
When both a domain and an installation name are provided, the command will provide information on the specified installation,
Name: Second Installation Domain: ipb.dev Version: 188.8.131.52 License Key: 1111111111-22222-333333-4444444444 Status: Enabled IN_DEV: Enabled SSL: Disabled SPDY: Disabled GZIP: Enabled
Listing available versions
The versions command is used to display cached IPS versions available for installation using the –version flag with the new command.
Usage: ipsv versions [OPTIONS] <resource> Displays all locally cached <resource> versions available for installation. Available resources: ips (default) dev_tools Options: --help Show this message and exit.
When no arguments are provided, the command will display available ips versions by default,
4.0.0 Beta 8 4.0.0 RC6 184.108.40.206 4.0.11 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168
IPS installations are stored in the versions/ips folder in your Vagrant path.
To add a new version for installation, just copy the IPS installation .zip archive into this directory. You don’t need to do anything to make it recognizable to ipsv, it should work with any non-beta installation package as is, regardless of the filename.
To install a custom IPS version, just use the –version flag with the new command.
For example, ipsv new –version=”4.0.11”
Developer Tool resources are stored in the versions/dev_tools directory in your Vagrant path. Unlike with IPS versions, these are selected automatically based on the IPS version you install.
The installation script will try and use the matching Developer Tools version if it’s available. If not, it will elicit a warning during installation and will use the closest available version instead.
Please note that the script can *not* currently automatically download the Developer Tools resource, as IPS’ community website currently blocks unrecognized web crawlers and scrapers (including ipsv).
Because of this, in order to automatically install and enable IN_DEV mode with your installation, you will have to manually download the latest Developer Tools resource and copy it to the dev_tools path specified above. You will also need to pass the –dev flag with the ipsv new command.
When working with multiple installations under the same domain name, you will want to be able to easily cycle between them. This is where the enable command comes in handy.
Usage: ipsv enable [OPTIONS] <domain> <site> Enable the <site> under the specified <domain> Options: --help Show this message and exit.
To enable an installation, just run the ipsv enable command with the relevant domain and site names.
The list command can be used in conjunction with this to obtain the required informaiton.
If you no longer wish to use a specific domain, you can use the disable command to deactive it completely.
Usage: ipsv disable [OPTIONS] <domain> Disable installations under the specified <domain> Options: --help Show this message and exit.
To completely remove a site or domain from ipsv’s database, you can use the delete command.
Usage: ipsv delete [OPTIONS] <domain> <site> Deletes a single site if both <domain> and <site> are specified, or ALL sites under a domain if only the <domain> is specified. Options: --remove-code / --preserve-code Deletes project code (HTTP files) with the site entry. (Default: Preserve) --no-safety-prompt Skip the safety confirmation prompt(s). USE WITH CAUTION! --help Show this message and exit.
When both a domain and site name are provided, the command will delete a single installation.
When only a domain is provided, the command will delete all installations under the specified domain.
By default, the delete command will retain project code files. When the –remove-code option is provided, the script will delete all HTTP files with the site entry. You will be required to re-input the site/domain name when utilizing this option as an additional safety measure.
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