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Omnibus Chef

This repository contains the skeleton for building Omnibus Chef packages.

Building Chef

As root: $ bundle install $ CHEF_GIT_REV=10.14.4 rake projects:chef

Packages will be in pkg/


See the LICENSE file for details.

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 Opscode, Inc. License: Apache License, Version 2.0

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.


For testing and CI purposes, it is sometimes convenient to selectively override the installed version of a particular software package without having to commit changes to software descriptors (i.e., config/software/$SOFTWARE.rb files). To do this, place a file named omnibus.overrides in the root of this repository prior to a build. The format is a simple, plain-text one; each line contains a software name and version, separated by whitespace. There are no comments, no leading whitespace, and no blank lines. For example:

erchef my/branch
chef-pedant deadbeef

The software name must match the name given in the corresponding software descriptor file, and the version can be anything accepted by Omnibus as a valid version (e.g., branch name, tag name, SHA1, etc.)

If present, the versions of the software packages in this file will supercede versions in the corresponding software descriptor file. Additionally, the information in the generated /opt/chef-server/version-manifest.txt file (installed by the generated installer) will indicate which (if any) packages had their versions overridden, and what the version would have been if it hadn't been overridden.

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