Package

Command: vagrant package

This packages a currently running VirtualBox environment into a re-usable box. This command cannot be used with any other provider. A future version of Vagrant will address packaging boxes for other providers. Until then, they must be made by hand.

Options

  • --base NAME - Instead of packaging a VirtualBox machine that Vagrant manages, this will package a VirtualBox machine that VirtualBox manages. NAME should be the name or UUID of the machine from the VirtualBox GUI.

  • --output NAME - The resulting package will be saved as NAME. By default, it will be saved as package.box.

  • --include x,y,z - Additional files will be packaged with the box. These can be used by a packaged Vagrantfile (documented below) to perform additional tasks.

  • --vagrantfile FILE - Packages a Vagrantfile with the box, that is loaded as part of the Vagrantfile load order when the resulting box is used.

A common misconception is that the --vagrantfile option will package a Vagrantfile that is used when vagrant init is used with this box. This is not the case. Instead, a Vagrantfile is loaded and read as part of the Vagrant load process when the box is used. For more information, read about the Vagrantfile load order.