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ruby-build Chef Cookbook

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Description

Manages the [ruby-build][rb_site] framework and its installed Rubies. A lightweight resources and providers (lwrp) is also defined.

Maintainers

This cookbook is maintained by the Sous Chefs. The Sous Chefs are a community of Chef cookbook maintainers working together to maintain important cookbooks. If you’d like to know more please visit sous-chefs.org or come chat with us on the Chef Community Slack in #sous-chefs.

Usage

Simply include recipe[ruby_build] in your run_list to have ruby-build installed. You will also have access to the ruby_build_ruby resource. See the See Resources and Providers section for more details.

Requirements

Chef

  • Chef 12.1+

Platforms

The following platforms have been tested with this cookbook, meaning that the recipes and LWRPs run on these platforms without error:

  • ubuntu 12.04+
  • mac_os_x
  • debian 7+
  • freebsd 9+
  • rhel 6+
  • fedora
  • suse 13+

There might be more that work successfully as well, but those are not tested in test kitchen.

Please [report][issues] any additional platforms so they can be added.

Cookbooks

There are no external cookbook dependencies. However, if you are installing [JRuby] then a Java runtime will need to be installed. The Opscode [java cookbook][java_cb] can be used on supported platforms.

Installation

Depending on the situation and use case there are several ways to install this cookbook. All the methods listed below assume a tagged version release is the target, but omit the tags to get the head of development.

From Supermarket

To install this cookbook from the Chef Supermarket, use the knife command:

knife cookbook site install ruby_build

Using Berkshelf

[Berkshelf] is a cookbook dependency manager and development workflow assistant. To install Berkshelf:

cd chef-repo
gem install berkshelf
berks init

To use the Supermarket version:

echo "cookbook 'ruby_build'" >> Berksfile
berks install

Or to reference the Git version:

repo="chef_rbenv/ruby_build"
latest_release=$(curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/$repo/git/refs/tags \
| ruby -rjson -e '
  j = JSON.parse(STDIN.read);
  puts j.map { |t| t["ref"].split("/").last }.sort.last
')
cat >> Berksfile <<END_OF_BERKSFILE
cookbook 'ruby_build',
  :git => 'git://github.com/$repo.git', :branch => '$latest_release'
END_OF_BERKSFILE

Recipes

default

Installs the ruby-build codebase and initializes Chef to use the Lightweight Resources and Providers ([LWRPs][lwrp]).

Attributes

git_url

The Git URL which is used to install ruby-build.

The default is "git://github.com/rbenv/ruby-build.git".

git_ref

A specific Git branch/tag/reference to use when installing ruby-build. For example, to pin ruby-build to a specific release:

node['ruby_build']['git_ref'] = "v20111030"

The default is "master".

default_ruby_base_path

The default base path for a system-wide installed Ruby. For example, the following resource:

ruby_build_ruby "1.9.3-p0"

will be installed into "#{node['ruby_build']['default_ruby_base_path']}/1.9.3-p0" unless a prefix_path attribute is explicitly set.

The default is "/usr/local/ruby".

upgrade

Determines how to handle installing updates to the ruby-build framework. There are currently 2 valid values:

  • "none", false, or nil: will not update ruby-build and leave it in its current state.
  • "sync" or true: updates ruby-build to the version specified by the git_ref attribute or the head of the master branch by default.

The default is "none".

Resources and Providers

ruby_build_ruby

Actions

Action Description Default
install Build and install a Ruby from a definition file. See the [ruby-build readme][rb_readme] for more details. Yes
reinstall Force a recompiliation of the Ruby from source. The :install action will skip a build if the target install directory already exists.

Attributes

Attribute Description Default Value
definition Name attribute: the name of a [built-in definition][rb_definitions] or the path to a ruby-build definition file. nil
prefix_path The path to which the Ruby will be installed. nil
user A user which will own the installed Ruby. The default value of nil denotes a system-wide Ruby (root-owned) is being targeted. Note: if specified, the user must already exist. nil
group A group which will own the installed Ruby. The default value of nil denotes a system-wide Ruby (root-owned) is being targeted. Note: if specified, the group must already exist. nil
environment A Hash of [additional environment variables][rb_environment] such as CONFIGURE_OPTS or RUBY_BUILD_MIRROR_URL. nil

Examples

Install Ruby
# See: https://github.com/sstephenson/ruby-build/issues/186
ruby_build_ruby "ree-1.8.7-2012.02" do
  environment({ 'CONFIGURE_OPTS' => '--no-tcmalloc' })
end

ruby_build_ruby "1.9.3-p0" do
  prefix_path "/usr/local/ruby/ruby-1.9.3-p0"
  environment({
    'RUBY_BUILD_MIRROR_URL' => 'http://local.example.com'
  })

  action      :install
end

ruby_build_ruby "jruby-1.6.5"

Note: the install action is default, so the second example is more common.

Install A Ruby For A User
ruby_build_ruby "maglev-1.0.0" do
  prefix_path "/home/deploy/.rubies/maglev-1.0.0"
  user        "deploy"
  group       "deploy"
end
Reinstall Ruby
ruby_build_ruby "rbx-1.2.4" do
  prefix_path "/opt/rbx-1.2.4"

  action      :reinstall
end

Note: the Ruby will be built whether or not the Ruby exists in the prefix_path directory.

Known Issues

Public work on this cookbook has resumed after a hiatus. Accordingly, some combinations of versions have issues that you have to work around.

  • Ubuntu 12.04 and rubinius needs an apt repo for LLVM as the build tools rely on LLVM version between 3.0 and 3.5:

    apt_repository 'llvm' do
    uri 'http://llvm.org/apt/precise'
    distribution 'llvm-toolchain-precise-3.5'
    components ['main']
    end
  • Ubuntu 14.04 and ruby 2.0.0 patch versions <457

    • The readline and openssl extensions have an issue patched in 457

Contributors

This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute.

Backers

Thank you to all our backers!

https://opencollective.com/sous-chefs#backers

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