This is a little chef repo that I use for setting up a new mac. I'm very lazy so most of the preferences are hardcoded in the cookbooks. The result is that this sets up a machine the way I want, which is quite possibly not how you want. I'll probably make it more tunable later, but... lazy :D
First off, install Xcode from the App Store. Next, make sure the Command Line Tools are installed, by going into Xcode's Preferences, selecting the Downloads tab, and installing the Command Line Tools.
You'll also need to have bundler installed.
A Note About Sudo
There are a handful of recipes in this repo that require sudo. I try to
avoid this as much as possible, but with some things (.mpkg installers)
it's just not possible. You may want to edit your sudoers file to set
NOPASSWD on your user.
You'll want to run
sudo visudo and change
%admin»·ALL=(ALL) ALL to
%admin»·ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL. Save the file, and verify it works by
sudo -k && sudo -l. You should not be prompted for a password.
- check out the repo
- edit your json file to taste
Contributions and Thanks
vendored_cookbooks directory contains cookbooks by:
Those cookbooks are licensed under different terms; see their respective READMEs for details.
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Copyright 2011-2012 Ben Bleything firstname.lastname@example.org
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