Error while building with Packer

Discussion in 'Parallels Provider for Vagrant' started by EvanP1, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. EvanP1

    EvanP1 Bit Poster

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    Hi, I'm on OSX 10.12.2 with Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Business Edition Version 12.1.1 (41491) with vagrant-parallels (1.7.0), Vagrant 1.9.1, and Packer 0.12.1.

    I get this when I try to build an image with Packer now:
    parallels-iso output will be in this color.

    ==> parallels-iso: Downloading or copying ISO
    parallels-iso: Downloading or copying: http://archlinux.mirror.kangaroot.net/iso/latest/archlinux-2017.01.01-dual.iso
    ==> parallels-iso: Starting HTTP server on port 8240
    ==> parallels-iso: Creating virtual machine...
    ==> parallels-iso: Applying default settings...
    ==> parallels-iso: Creating hard drive...
    ==> parallels-iso: Setting the boot order...
    ==> parallels-iso: Attaching ISO to the default CD/DVD ROM device...
    ==> parallels-iso: Attaching Parallels Tools ISO to the new CD/DVD drive...
    ==> parallels-iso: Starting the virtual machine...
    ==> parallels-iso: Waiting 5s for boot...
    ==> parallels-iso: Host IP for the Parallels machine: 192.168.1.56
    ==> parallels-iso: Typing the boot command...
    ==> parallels-iso: Error sending boot command: prltype error: Traceback (most recent call last):
    ==> parallels-iso: File "/var/folders/0m/pbbfbtd97rb7qr_xzrlpw5q00000gn/T/prltype657273017", line 3, in <module>
    ==> parallels-iso: import prlsdkapi
    ==> parallels-iso: ImportError: No module named prlsdkapi
    ==> parallels-iso: Unregistering virtual machine...
    ==> parallels-iso: Deleting output directory...
    Build 'parallels-iso' errored: Error sending boot command: prltype error: Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/var/folders/0m/pbbfbtd97rb7qr_xzrlpw5q00000gn/T/prltype657273017", line 3, in <module>
    import prlsdkapi
    ImportError: No module named prlsdkapi

    ==> Some builds didn't complete successfully and had errors:
    --> parallels-iso: Error sending boot command: prltype error: Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/var/folders/0m/pbbfbtd97rb7qr_xzrlpw5q00000gn/T/prltype657273017", line 3, in <module>
    import prlsdkapi
    ImportError: No module named prlsdkapi

    ==> Builds finished but no artifacts were created.
    I installed vagrant-parallels again hoping that it might help fix things but it did not. Any thoughts on what I should try next?
     
  2. Mikhail Zholobov

    Mikhail Zholobov Parallels Developers

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    Hi,

    You just need to install "Parallels Virtualization SDK for Mac". You can download the latest DMG bundle by this link: http://www.parallels.com/download/pvsdk/

    Or you can also install it via homebrew (if you use it):
    Code:
    brew cask install parallels-virtualization-sdk
    
    This SDK includes "prlsdkapi" module. It will be installed in to your system's Python environment and then Packer should work fine.

    P.s. This SDK is mentioned as a requirement on the Packer doc page for Parallels builders but yeah, it's not so obvious and the error message is not so informative. Sorry about that :(
     
  3. EvanP1

    EvanP1 Bit Poster

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    Thank you for the quick response. I should have read the instructions more carefully. Things are working just fine now.
     

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