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Should depend on 'build-essential' #7

xrl opened this Issue Jul 10, 2013 · 3 comments


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xrl commented Jul 10, 2013

This cookbook will not work without build tools on the system. It does the right thing by installing libraries, but that's not enough: you'll need gcc and friends.

I only stumbled upon this issue because I wanted to issue DNS updates at the start of a recipe run (there was a recipe failing in the middle). Couldn't do it because nokogiri dependency would fail.

Also, you'll need to set

node[:build_essential][:compiletime] = true

Either by telling the user through documentation or letting them figure it out ;)


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ichilton commented Aug 30, 2013

I had this same problem.

I've got it successfully working in a fork - will submit a pull request.


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dje commented Jan 11, 2014

Merged. Will push a version to Chef community site early next week.

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ichilton commented Jan 11, 2014


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