Running Vagrant with Docker provider without password prompts on Fedora

When you run Vagrant with Docker provider you find out that you need to prepend every command with sudo since that’s what would you do with running Docker commands directly. But chances are you don’t want to do that. In that case it’s enough to make calls to Docker commands password-less. Vagrant would then be […]

Patching gems for security vulnerabilities with gem-patch

gem-patch is a RubyGems plugin that helps you to patch gems. You can use it to apply security fixes or cherry-pick commits you want to apply to your .gem files. I use it to test whether the upstream commits containing vulnerability fixes apply cleanly on older gem releases so I can prepare fixed builds of […]

gem-compare: Releasing a new gem version with confidence

What do you usually do when releasing a new version of gems? Running test suite? Something more? I like to use my tool on tracking changes in RubyGems gem-compare as it gives me a little bit more confidence on what am I actually releasing. Here’s how I do it.

Inception: running Vagrant inside Vagrant with KVM

Since I package and maintain Vagrant and vagrant-libvirt for Fedora, I have a need to test new builds. But since I run just one version of Fedora and I don’t really feel like testing it directly on my host system, I actually use Vagrant to test Vagrant. In other words I run Vagrant with KVM […]

Running test/unit suites with Minitest

Sometimes it happens that you want to run an old test suite, but you don’t have a correct version of the testing framework available. That happens a lot in Fedora since tooling around RPM supports only one version of each component and new rubies does not come with test/unit anymore. As we still need to […]

Getting Vagrant with libvirt support on Fedora 21

Some time ago we finished most of the work for Vagrant Fedora 22 feature. The Vagrant package is currently in the review process, but I maintain Copr repositories for both Fedora 21 and rawhide. Here is how to install Vagrant and vagrant-libvirt on Fedora 21.