This is the second part of my blog Intro to DevOps, which I wrote two weeks ago. In this part I’m installing a Linux distribution, installing support for development and at last setting up the first test of Cron.
I’m using a MacBook Pro 2016 and I don’t want to deal with all the complicated stuff to install linux right on hardware so I am using a virtual machine from Oracle, VirtualBox. Last time I installed a Virtual Machine and a Linux distribution was in my Networks class two years ago, so let see if I don’t get in trouble.
First, this is newer version of virtual box that the one I used previously so I’m dealing with «where do I click to install the linux distribution». Oh, I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop, btw.
I thought I was installing the version with no UI, but it does, so it’s new for me too. It’s taking so long… Ok! it’s done, I have Linux Ubuntu in my Mac. Now, the next step is to setup my programming languages, I think I’m just gonna install Java and Python.
Installing java was so hard, I don’t know if I went for an incorrect path or what, I don’t even know if I actually installed it. Python 3 was much easier, just a few commands and that was it. Now GitHub, it should be easy… and it was :D. Next I have to setup web deployment, for this I’ll go for LAMP, it’s something I have done before. For this I’m following the instructions on How to install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu and it was just fine, long, but not hard.
Now, the last thing to do in this blog is to setup the first test use of Cron on the server. Okay, I thought Cron was something completely different of what it actually was. But by doing the short tutorial I realized this was something I have actually done before, also for my network Class.
Okay, that was all. Peace!
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