homestead 2.0

I needed to have mailcatcher to be installed in my homestead box since its good and fast practice to run all mail on your local dev truh your mailcatcher. So lets get started: First open up your homestead box by typing in your terminal homestead ssh if it was not on already first do a homestead up. Install mailcatcher. Installing mailcatcher is a breeze just type in sudo gem install mailcatcher and the installation will start and finish just in a few minutes. Be aware that the installation command doesnt give you feedback that confused me in the beginning alot…

I just started my day by running homestead up to boot up my vagrant box. unfortunatly it gave me the error /Applications/Vagrant/embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.6.5/lib/vagrant/shared_helpers.rb:89:in `expand_path': couldn't find HOME environment -- expanding `~' (ArgumentError) So what it came down to is you need to change the variables_order setting in your /etc/php.ini file of your host machine (so your mac) to use EGPCS instead of GPCS. After you changed it save the php.ini file and run homestead up to boot up homestead. Cheers! …