Setting up a project locally

  1. Install docker as described in this guide
  2. Run
docker-machine start default; eval "$(docker-machine env default)"

if you haven’t already

  1. cd into ~/docker-share/CLIENT-GIT-REPO
  2. Setup S3 backup access
  1. Get S3 credentials

  2. Create aws credentials file
    1. vim ~/.s3curl
    2. chmod 600 ~/.s3curl # make file so only owner can read and write
    3. Add:
    %awsSecretAccessKeys = (
       local => {
         id => 'AWS_ID',
         key => 'AWS_KEY',
  1. Bring up docker containers:
ahoy docker up
  1. Setup your site
ahoy site up
  1. Get the site URL
ahoy docker url



The asset download command which is called from ahoy ci setup uses an AWS perl script. This script usually will work without issues, however sometimes you may need to download a missing Perl module. For example:

If you run into the following error:

ahoy utils asset-download-db
Can't locate Digest/ in @INC (you may need to install the Digest::HMAC_SHA1 module) (@INC contains: /usr/local/Cellar/perl/5.24.0_1/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.24.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level /usr/local/Cellar/perl/5.24.0_1/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.24.0 /usr/local/Cellar/perl/5.24.0_1/lib/perl5/5.24.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level /usr/local/Cellar/perl/5.24.0_1/lib/perl5/5.24.0 /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.24.0 .) at nucivic-ahoy/.scripts/ line 20.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at nucivic-ahoy/.scripts/ line 20.

then, do this:

perl -MCPAN -e "install Digest::HMAC_SHA1;"

of course the specific module will depend on your error.

Hostname/alias errors

The ahoy ci setup command will fail if you do not have the Acquia aliases set up correctly on your local environment. Make sure you are logged into Acquia (drush ac-api-login) then update your Acquia aliases (drush acquia-update).