Vagrant error :NFS is reporting that your exports file is invalid


(Hunter) #1

Hello I am trying to get stated with Discourse development, and am having a Vagrant error that google hasn’t been able to shed any light on. I asked about it on stack overflow but so far haven’t had any responses. Running Vargrant gets me the error:

NFS is reporting that your exports file is invalid. Vagrant does this check before making any changes to the file. Please correct the issues below and execute "vagrant reload":

Can't open /etc/exports

I don’t have a /etc/exports folder, and manually generating one led to Vagrant throwing this monster of an error message:

/Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/plugins/hosts/bsd/host.rb:146:in read': Is a directory - /etc/exports (Errno::EISDIR) from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/plugins/hosts/bsd/host.rb:146:innfs_prune' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/plugins/synced_folders/nfs/synced_folder.rb:68:in cleanup' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/synced_folder_cleanup.rb:24:inblock in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/synced_folder_cleanup.rb:22:in each_key' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/synced_folder_cleanup.rb:22:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/plugins/providers/virtualbox/action/prepare_nfs_valid_ids.rb:12:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/handle_forwarded_port_collisions.rb:118:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/plugins/providers/virtualbox/action/prepare_forwarded_port_collision_params.rb:30:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/env_set.rb:19:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/provision.rb:52:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in 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/Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:95:inblock in finalize_action' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builder.rb:116:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/runner.rb:69:inblock in run' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/util/busy.rb:19:in busy' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/runner.rb:69:inrun' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/call.rb:51:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:incall' from 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/Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:95:inblock in finalize_action' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:incall' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builder.rb:116:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/runner.rb:69:inblock in run' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/util/busy.rb:19:in busy' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/runner.rb:69:inrun' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/builtin/call.rb:51:in call' from /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.4.1/lib/vagrant/action/warden.rb:34:incall' from 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So I deleted it which returned the original error when rerunning vagrant. I am on a Mac (OS X 10.6.8). Does anyone know how to fix this? I tried searching for the original error message and all I found was the a few repositories containing the Vargant source code that throws it. Also the blockquote button isn’t working for me.


(Hunter) #2

I was able to fix this based on advice from Stack Overflow. For reference, the problem was that I installed the latest versions of VB and Vagrant. Downgrading to Vagrant 1.1.2 and
Virtual Box 4.2.10 fixed things.


(Hunter) #3

Final question, would it make sense to change “Vagrant 1.1.2 or higher” in the installation instructions to “Vagrant 1.1.2”?


(Balázs Nagy) #4

AFAIK /etc/export is a file, not a directory. At the top of the backtrace it explicitely says EISDIR, while it expects a readable file.


(Thisgeekza) #5

Probably "touch"ing /etc/exports would have fixed the problem (this would create an empty file). Looks like vagrant was wanting to read the file, which didn’t exist, but then you created a directory called exports which confused the heck out of vagrant. You should remove the /etc/exports folder that you created, and then run the commands below:

touch /etc/exports

If that command fails, then prefix sudo to the command:

sudo touch /etc/exports