Hi Rickard,

Thanks for replying. When I tried stating that the provider was aws, it
goes out and uses the vagrant-aws plugin to create the instance on aws. Am
I misunderstanding something here?

Again, thank you for any assistance.

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On 16 Oct 2016 7:33 a.m., "Rickard von Essen" <rickard.von.es...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think everthing is working except that you try to start the default
> provider, virtualbox in vagrant when you do:
> $ vagrant up
> Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
>
> Try:
> $ vagrant up --provider=aws
>
> On 16 October 2016 at 02:38, Miguel David <miguelda...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Firstly apologies if this came up already. I was not able to find it with
>> Google searches.
>> This is a packer-vagrant mixed issue, so I know that it could be also in
>> vagrant's group.
>>
>> What I am trying to do is to use packer to create an AWS instance,
>> provision it (with ansible), generate an AWS AMI and post-processing would
>> generate a vagrant box.
>> The whole process runs smoothly, but when I try to vagrant up that box I
>> get "The box you attempted to add doesn't match the provider you
>> specified.".
>>
>> Here is the relevant code from packer's json:
>>
>> {
>>   "variables": {
>>     ...
>>   },
>>   "builders": [
>>     {
>>       "type": "amazon-ebs",
>>       "access_key": "{{user `aws_access_key`}}",
>>       "secret_key": "{{user `aws_secret_key`}}",
>>       "region": "{{user `region`}}",
>>       "source_ami": "{{user `source_ami`}}",
>>       "instance_type": "{{user `size`}}",
>>       "ssh_username": "{{user `user`}}",
>>       "ami_name": "{{user `temp_box`}}",
>>       "ami_description": "{{user `ami_desc`}}",
>>       "ami_regions": [
>>         "eu-west-1",
>>         "eu-central-1"
>>       ],
>>       "associate_public_ip_address": true,
>>       "force_deregister": true,
>>       "run_tags": {
>>         "type": "packertempinstance"
>>       },
>>       "tags": {
>>         "type": "packerimage",
>>         "tag2": "stuff"
>>       },
>>       "temporary_key_pair_name": "{{user `tmp_keypair`}}"
>>     }
>>   ],
>>   "provisioners": [
>>     {
>>       "type": "shell",
>>       "inline": [
>>         "while [ ! -f /var/lib/cloud/instance/boot-finished ]; do echo
>> 'Waiting for cloud-init...'; sleep 1; done"
>>       ]
>>     },
>>     {
>>       "type": "shell",
>>       "execute_command": "echo 'packer' | {{.Vars}} sudo -S -E bash
>> '{{.Path}}'",
>>       "inline": ["apt install python-minimal aptitude -y"]
>>     },
>>     {
>>       "type": "ansible",
>>       "playbook_file": "./playbook.yml",
>>       "groups": ["all", "app"],
>>       "ssh_host_key_file": "/Users/myuser/.ssh/mykey.pem",
>>       "extra_arguments": "-v",
>>       "ansible_env_vars": [ "ANSIBLE_HOST_KEY_CHECKING=False" ]
>>     },
>>     {
>>       "type": "shell",
>>       "execute_command": "echo 'packer' | {{.Vars}} sudo -S -E bash
>> '{{.Path}}'",
>>       "script": "cleanup.sh"
>>     }
>>   ],
>>   "post-processors": [
>>     {
>>       "type": "vagrant",
>>       "keep_input_artifact": true,
>>       "output": "modified-xenial.box"
>>     }
>>   ]
>> }
>>
>> When the modified-xenial.box is generated I'm adding it as a box:
>> # vagrant box add mybox `pwd`/modified-xenial.box
>> And then:
>> # vagrant init mybox -m
>>
>> At this point I have a Vagrantfile like this:
>>
>> $ cat Vagrantfile
>> Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
>>   config.vm.box = "mybox"
>>   config.vm.box_url = ["file:///Users/myuser/Dev/modified-xenial.box"]
>> end
>>
>> However, when I vagrant up it I get this:
>>
>> $ vagrant up
>> Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
>> ==> default: Box 'mybox' could not be found. Attempting to find and
>> install...
>>     default: Box Provider: virtualbox
>>     default: Box Version: >= 0
>> ==> default: Box file was not detected as metadata. Adding it directly...
>> ==> default: Adding box 'mybox' (v0) for provider: virtualbox
>>     default: Unpacking necessary files from:
>> file:///Users/myuser/Dev/modified-xenial.box
>> The box you attempted to add doesn't match the provider you specified.
>>
>> Provider expected: virtualbox
>> Provider of box: aws
>>
>> I understand that the original box was built using AWS's builder from
>> packer, but the postprocessor should generate a vagrant/Virtualbox friendly
>> box, right?
>>
>> Any help into what I am doing wrong is appreciated.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Miguel
>>
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