Running a meteor shell on a standalone server

For those that want to connect to meteor's shell running on a standalone/self-maintained server, the standard command you use in the development environment doesn't work. Fortunately you can 'trick' it into allowing the `meteor shell` command.
export METEOR_SHELL_DIR="$APPDIR/.meteor/local/shell"
# other settings
# ...

exec node $APPDIR/bundle/main.js
cd /opt/bitnami/apps/myapp
mkdir -p .meteor/local/shell
echo > .meteor/packages
echo 'METEOR@1.2.1\n' > .meteor/release

meteor shell