Chef cookbook to setup vanilla Cuneiform
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Chef cookbook to set up vanilla Cuneiform on an Ubuntu machine.


Install the following packages:

If you want to set up a VM to test Cuneiform these additional packages are required:

Under Ubuntu you can install the ChefDK by entering on the command line

sudo dpkg -i chefdk_*.deb

Building a VM with kitchen

This section describes how to set up vanilla Cuneiform in a Virtual Machine (VM). To do this, it does not matter whether you are running Linux, Mac OS, or Windows. However, if you are running an Ubuntu you may want to install Cuneiform directly without creating a VM (see Section Building locally).

To build a VM from this cookbook for the first time, change your git base directory and enter the following:

git clone
cd chef-cuneiform
kitchen converge

You can log into the newly built VM by entering

kitchen login

You can drop the VM by entering

kitchen destroy

Building locally

This section describes how to set up Cuneiform locally without the indirection of a VM. If you want to try out Cuneiform in a VM first see Section Building a VM with kitchen.

To install this cookbook locally, create a directory "cookbooks", clone the cookbook into it and run the chef client:

mkdir cookbooks
cd cookbooks
git clone
cd ..
sudo chef-client -z -r "chef-cuneiform::default"

Testing your installation

If you have installed Cuneiform on a VM you have to login to that VM first by entering

kitchen login

To test whether Cuneiform works, run

cuneiform --help



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