I've spent the last couple of days struggling to install the Ironwood release of Open edX in an Ubuntu 16.04 Virtualbox. After struggling with various issues, I came across this post in the General Open edX Google Group:
The following instructions worked for me to finally install a stable copy of the platform:
sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo reboot sudo su export OPENEDX_RELEASE=open-release/ironwood.master
I then created the config.yml file in the current directory:
# The host names of LMS and Studio. Don't include the "https://" part: EDXAPP_LMS_BASE: "example.com" EDXAPP_CMS_BASE: "studio.example.com"
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/edx/configuration/$OPENEDX_RELEASE/util/install/ansible-bootstrap.sh -O - | sudo bash wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/edx/configuration/$OPENEDX_RELEASE/util/install/generate-passwords.sh -O - | bash wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/edx/configuration/$OPENEDX_RELEASE/util/install/native.sh -O - | bash
The install took almost an hour on a small Virtualbox but it did complete. The step that I believe made all the difference was running as a superuser: