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Installs git and optionally sets up a git server as a daemon under runit.


Ohai and Chef:

  • Ohai: 6.14.0+

This cookbook makes use of node['platform_family'] to simplify platform selection logic. This attribute was introduced in Ohai v0.6.12.


The following platform families are supported:

  • Debian
  • Arch
  • RHEL
  • Fedora
  • Mac OS X (10.6.0+)
  • Windows


  • runit (for git::server)
  • build-essential (for git::source)
  • dmg (for OS X installation)
  • yum (for RHEL 5 installation)

Windows Dependencies

The windows_package resource from the Windows cookbook is required to install the git package on Windows.



The following attributes are platform-specific.


  • node['git']['version'] - git version to install
  • node['git']['url'] - URL to git package
  • node['git']['checksum'] - package SHA256 checksum
  • node['git']['display_name'] - windows_package resource Display Name (makes the package install idempotent)

Mac OS X

  • node['git']['osx_dmg']['url'] - URL to git package
  • node['git']['osx_dmg']['checksum'] - package SHA256 checksum


  • node['git']['prefix'] - git install directory
  • node['git']['version'] - git version to install
  • node['git']['url'] - URL to git tarball
  • node['git']['checksum'] - tarball SHA256 checksum



Installs base git packages based on platform.


Sets up a git daemon to provide a server.


Installs git from source.


Installs git client on Windows


This cookbook primarily installs git core packages. It can also be used to serve git repositories.

To install git client (all supported platforms):

include_recipe 'git'

To install git server:

include_recipe "git::server"

This creates the directory specified by git/server/base_path (default is /srv/git) and starts a git daemon, exporting all repositories found. Repositories need to be added manually, but will be available once they are created.

License and Author

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.

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