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This repository is used to quickly build a Debian based Rails Linode VPS for RailsRumble via Chef Solo. Includes:

Mysql 5
Apache2 +Passenger
Nginx +Passenger

A deploy user is generated and assumes you will deploy your app to /var/www/sites/u/app/. The deploy user has access to sudo via nopasswd.

Chef Solo allows you to run Chef Cookbooks in the absence of a Chef Server. It does this by requiring that the complete cookbook be present on disk, which it will fetch by getting a tarball from a remote URL.



8.04 LTS Hardy Heron
8.10 Intrepid Ibex
9.04 Jaunty Jackalop


4.0 Etch
5.0 Lenny


Be sure to fork this repository adding your pubkey to cookbooks/users/files/default/, otherwise you cannot log into the VM (SSH as root is disabled by chef_solo_os).

On host:

$ apt-get update && apt-get install curl -y
$ curl -s |sh
$ cd /tmp && git clone git:// && cd chef_solo_railsrumble && rake solo


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