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Installs DJB's Daemontools and includes a service LWRP.


Should work on ArchLinux, Debian and Ubuntu. May work on Red Hat family distributions.

Requires build-essential and ucspi-tcp cookbooks.


  • node[:daemontools][:bin_dir] - Sets the location of the binaries for daemontools, default is selected by platform, or '/usr/local/bin' as a fallback.


This cookbook includes an LWRP for managing daemontools services.


License and Author

Author: Joshua Timberman (

Copyright 2010, Opscode, Inc.

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

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