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Requiring OtherCookbooks #68

vigi009 opened this Issue Jul 17, 2014 · 2 comments


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vigi009 commented Jul 17, 2014

I am trying to run this cookbook but when i try to upload it says that I require 3 other cookbooks called "build-essential", "7-zip", and "windows". The platform for those are windows, but the virtual machine I am using is running ubuntu, Windows keeps failing when I try to run that. How do I solve this?


burtlo commented Jul 17, 2014

If you downloaded the cookbook you can remove the two dependencies from the metadata.rb.

depends 'windows'
depends '7-zip'

I guess I didn't realize that it would be a problem. At least when I run the tests it is not a problem. I'll take a look at that later.


tas50 commented Feb 9, 2016

These dependencies will be pulled in, but not used on your platform. This is the nature of multi-platform cookbooks and shouldn't be considered a bug.

@tas50 tas50 closed this Feb 9, 2016

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