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Mixlib::Install

Supports

  • Ruby 1.9.3+
  • Chef 11.6.2+ chef-client upgrades

Command Line Usage

$ gem install mixlib-install
# Download latest stable chef for current platform
$ mixlib-install download chef

Run $ mixlib-install help for additional commands and options.

API Usage

Load mixlib-install

require 'mixlib/install'

Get URL for specific platform and package version

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
  product_version: :latest,
  platform: 'mac_os_x',
  platform_version: '10.9',
  architecture: 'x86_64'
}

artifact = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info
# => #<Mixlib::Install::ArtifactInfo>

artifact.url
# => "https://packages.chef.io/files/current/chef/12.14.90/mac_os_x/10.9/chef-12.14.90-1.dmg"

Get list of artifacts for all platforms given a package version

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef'
}
# product_version: :latest is the default

artifacts = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info
# => [#<Mixlib::Install::ArtifactInfo>, ...]

artifacts.first.url
# => => "https://packages.chef.io/files/current/chef/12.14.90/mac_os_x/10.11/chef-12.14.90-1.dmg"

Get latest artifacts for a partial version

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
  product_version: '12.14'
}

artifacts = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info
# => [#<Mixlib::Install::ArtifactInfo>]

artifacts.first.version
# => "12.14.89"

Get latest artifact for a partial version

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
  product_version: '12',
  platform: 'mac_os_x',
  platform_version: '10.9',
  architecture: 'x86_64'
}

artifact = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info
# => #<Mixlib::Install::ArtifactInfo>

artifact.version
# => "12.19.36"

Detect platform information

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
  product_version: :latest
}

artifact = Mixlib::Install.new(options).detect_platform

artifact.platform # => "mac_os_x"
artifact.platform_version # => "10.10"

Use an artifact released for an earlier version of the platform

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
  product_version: :latest,
  platform: 'ubuntu',
  platform_version: '15.04',
  architecture: 'x86_64',
  platform_version_compatibility_mode: true
}

artifact = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info

artifact.platform # => "ubuntu"
artifact.platform_version # => "14.04"

platform_version_compatibility_mode will automatically be enabled if platform options are not specified.

If running on Ubuntu 15.04...

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
}

artifact = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info

artifact.platform # => "ubuntu"
artifact.platform_version # => "14.04"

List the available versions for a product and channel

Instance method

options = {
  channel: :stable,
  product_name: 'chef',
}

Mixlib::Install.new(options).available_versions

# => ["12.13.3", "12.13.7"]

Class method

Mixlib::Install.available_versions("chef", "stable")

# => ["12.13.3", "12.13.7"]

Download an artifact

Download a specific artifact to a configurable location. All platform options (platform, platform_version, architecture) are required in order to filter a single artifact.

# detect platform and download to the operating system’s temporary file path
Mixlib::Install.new(product_name: "chefdk", channel: :stable).detect_platform.download_artifact(Dir.tmpdir)
# => "/tmp/chefdk-2.3.4-1.deb"

# specify platform options and download to current directory
Mixlib::Install.new(product_name: "chefdk", channel: :stable, platform: "ubuntu", platform_version: "14.04", architecture: "x86_64").download_artifact
# => "~/chefdk-2.3.4-1.deb"

User-Agent Request Headers

By default, all requests made by mixlib-install will include a User-Agent request header as mixlib-install/<version>. Additional User-Agent request headers can be added by setting the user_agent_headers option. When you want to identify a product using mixlib-install as a dependency we recommend the format product/version.

options = {
  channel: :stable,
  product_name: 'chef',
  user_agent_headers: ["my_product/1.2.3", "somethingelse"],
}

Collecting Software Dependencies and License Content

Collecting software dependencies and license content for ArtifactInfo instances requires additional requests to the repository server. By default, collection is disabled. To return data for instance methods software_dependencies and license_content, the include_metadata option must be enabled.

options = {
  channel: :current,
  product_name: 'chef',
  product_version: :latest,
  platform: 'mac_os_x',
  platform_version: '10.9',
  architecture: 'x86_64',
  include_metadata: true,
}

artifact = Mixlib::Install.new(options).artifact_info

artifact.license_content.class
# => String
artifact.software_dependencies.class
# => Hash

# By default, the instance methods return nil

Install Scripts

mixlib-install generates the bootstrap installation scripts known as install.sh and install.ps1. The associated install script will be returned when calling #install_command on the Mixlib::Install instance.

Mixlib::Install instantiation option install_command_options can accept variables (bourne) or parameters (powershell) to modify the behavior of the install scripts.

Some of the more common options include:

download_url_override: Use the provided URL instead of fetching the metadata URL from Chef Software Inc's software distribution systems.
checksum: SHA256 value associated to the directed file for the download_url_override option. This setting is optional. Not setting this will download the file even if a cached file is detected.
install_strategy: Set to "once" to have the script exit if the product being installed is detected.

options = {
  product_name: 'chef',
  install_command_options: {
    download_url_override: "https://file/path",
    checksum: "OPTIONAL",
    install_strategy: "once",
  }
}

Mixlib::Install.new(options).install_command

Proxies

The API uses Ruby's OpenURI module to load proxy environment variables (http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy, no_proxy).

When install.sh and install.ps1 are executed as standalone scripts the will rely on environment variables to configure proxy settings. The install scripts will not configure proxy settings by default.

In order to customize the proxy environment variables for generated install scripts they must be set by the install_command_options option. Setting these options will override session environment variables.

Bourne install script (install.sh) supports http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy, and no_proxy passed as keys to install_command_options.

Powershell install script (install.ps1) supports http_proxy passed as a key to install_command_options.

Development

VCR is a tool that helps cache and replay http responses. When these responses change or when you add more tests you might need to update cached responses. Check out spec_helper.rb for instructions on how to do this.

Contributing

  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/[my-github-username]/mixlib-install/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request