Package resources for compile time installs
In some cases, generally now using the chef_gem resource, it is required to have system packages installed at compile time. This allows chef_gem to properly install gems that may have requirements for compiling libraries.
Unlike the chef_gem package, there may be other resources depending on notifications from system packages since they are not segregated in the same manner as chef_gem. To allow for this, when a chef_package resource is created, a dynamic package resource is also created, which will proxy the chef_package notifications to other resources depending on them.
chef_package 'tmux' ruby_block 'tmux notification' do block do Chef::Log.info 'Package "tmux" was installed!' end action :nothing subscribes :create, resources(:package => 'tmux'), :immediately end
Delayed notifications will be sent at the end of the run. Immediate notifications will be sent at the start of the excute phase of the run.
Note about chef_package notifications
Just like the existing ChefGem resource, the run_action is called directly against the resource, not via the runner. This means that chef_package based resources will not provide notifications.
Note about compatiblity
This cookbook is currently only compatible with Chef >= 10.14.0
- Repository: https://github.com/hw-cookbooks/chef_package