Could someone upload a VM with pre-installed Universe?


#1

Hi everyone
Since there is a lot of problems to install Universe, it could be useful to post a virtual machine with everything set up, and ready to use, it could help people with no / few knowledge on linux to be able to set up correctly everything.
Thanks


#2

This is a bomb idea. I’m not sure how this would be done though. Anyone have a good idea? Like a base ubuntu image with the pre-installed packages? Any pro linux users out there?


#3

Running the agent in docker is the closest thing to this that currently exists, and it certainly does the job for someone who’s getting started.

Roughly, the process is:

  • Install a linux distro (virtual or physical) that supports a recent version of docker, install docker and git on it
  • git clone https://github.com/openai/universe.git then cd universe to clone the repo and enter the directory
  • docker build -t universe . to create a docker image tagged as ‘universe’
  • Follow the instructions at https://github.com/openai/universe/blob/master/doc/remotes.rst#agents-inside-docker, replacing the image name ‘my/agent:latest’ with 'universe’
    Note that you can use the --it parameter and add /bin/sh to the end of the ‘docker run’ command to open a shell, then you can run ‘python’ and follow the instructions in the main readme to experiment.