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chef-gentoo

Description

This cookbook's purpose is to manage Gentoo Linux specific features. It is still somewhat incomplete but better than nothing.

Usage

Libraries

gentoo_package

This fixes a bug in Chef's portage provider where it fails to install packages when the same package name appears in two different categories (e.g. dev-db/mysql and virtual/mysql). I couldn't find the bug on Chef's bug tracker again, so maybe it's already fixed.

Recipes

Portage

This recipe is included by default when you add the gentoo recipe to the run list. Currently it ensures that all of the /etc/portage/package.* directories and the /etc/portage/patches directory exists.

Resources

eselect

Runs eselect x set y.

Example
gentoo_eselect "editor" do
  set "/usr/bin/vi"
end

package_keywords

Adds an entry to the package.keywords file.

Example

packages = [
  "app-admin/chef",
  "app-admin/chef-expander",
  ...
  "www-servers/thin",
]

packages.each do |package|
  gentoo_package_keywords package do
    keywords "~amd64"
  end
end

package_mask

Adds an entry to the package.mask file.

Example
gentoo_package_mask ">=dev-vcs/git-1.8.0" do
end

package_unmask

Adds an entry to the package.unmask file.

Example
gentoo_package_unmask "=dev-db/mysql-5.0.96" do
end

package_use

Adds an entry to the package.use file.

Example
gentoo_package_use "dev-lang/ruby" do
  use "threads"
end

patch

Adds a patch to /etc/portage/patches directory.

License

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

You may find a copy of the license at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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