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NetCOBOL Build Status


Installs packages and deploys license files for Fujitsu NetCOBOL.

Further proof that you can do enterprise-y things with Chef.


There needs to be NetCOBOL packages on your internal yum repository. I cannot and will not redistribute the proprietary RPM files to you.

You can use the yumrepo::corporate recipe to point this recipe at an internal yum repository.

i386 RPM files

  • FJSVcbl - COBOL compiler
  • FJSVcbr - COBOL runtime

x86_64 RPM files

  • FJSVXcbl - COBOL compiler
  • FJSVXcbr - COBOL runtime
  • FJSVXrds - Remote Development Service
  • FJSVXcbre - COBOL runtime for Insterstage Job Workload
  • FJSVXcblf - J Adapter to wrap Java classes to be used by COBOL programs.
  • FJSVXcbrf - J Adapter runtime
  • FJSVXmeft - Form feature
  • FJSVXbsrt - Sort, merge, and copy


  • netcobol['packages']

    • List of packages to install.
    • Default depends on architecture
  • netcobol['paths']

    • Search PATH.
    • Default depends on architecture
  • netcobol['libpaths']

    • LD Library path
    • Default depends on architecture
  • netcobol['manpaths']

    • Manpage search path
    • Default depends on architecture
  • netcobol['nlspaths']

    • Localization path
    • Default depends on architecture
  • netcobol['copypaths']

    • COBOL Copy libary paths
    • Default depends on architecture


  1. Copy FJSVcbl and FJSVcbr rpms to a webserver, or internal yum repository.
  2. Run createrepo on your internal yum repository if needed.
  3. Put recipe[netcobol] in your run_list.

License and Author

Author:: Eric G. Wolfe Copyright:: 2010

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.