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packagecloud (35) Versions 1.0.0

Installs/Configures repositories.

cookbook 'packagecloud', '= 1.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'packagecloud', '= 1.0.0'
knife supermarket install packagecloud
knife supermarket download packagecloud
Quality 67%

packagecloud cookbook

This cookbook provides a resource for installing repositories.

NOTE: Please see the Changelog below for important changes if upgrading from 0.0.19 to 0.1.0.


Be sure to depend on packagecloud in metadata.rb so that the packagecloud resource will be loaded.

For public repos:

packagecloud_repo "computology/packagecloud-cookbook-test-public" do
  type "deb"

For private repos, you need to supply a master_token:

packagecloud_repo "computology/packagecloud-cookbook-test-private" do
  type "deb"
  master_token "762748f7ae0bfdb086dd539575bdc8cffdca78c6a9af0db9"

For packagecloud:enterprise users, add base_url to your resource:

packagecloud_repo "computology/packagecloud-cookbook-test-private" do
  base_url ""
  type "deb"
  master_token "762748f7ae0bfdb086dd539575bdc8cffdca78c6a9af0db9"

For forcing the os and dist for repository install:

packagecloud_repo 'computology/packagecloud-cookbook-test-public' do
  type 'rpm'
  force_os 'rhel'
  force_dist '6.5'

Valid options for type include deb, rpm, and gem.

This cookbook performs checks to determine if a package exists before attempting to install it. To enable proxy support for these checks (not to be confused with proxy support for your package manager of choice), add the following attributes to your cookbook:

default['packagecloud']['proxy_host'] = ''
default['packagecloud']['proxy_port'] = '80'

Interactions with other cookbooks

On CentOS 5, the official chef yum cookbook overwrites the file /etc/yum.conf setting some default values. When it does this, the cachedir value is changed from the CentOS5 default to the default value in the cookbook. The result of this change is that any packagecloud repository installed before a repository installed with the yum cookbook will appear as though it's gpg keys were not imported.

There are a few potential workarounds for this:

  • Pass the "-y" flag to package resource using the options attribute. This should cause yum to import the GPG key automatically if it was not imported already.
  • Move your packagecloud repos so that they are installed last, after any/all repos installed via the yum cookbook.
  • Set the cachedir option in the chef yum cookbook to the system default value of /var/cache/yum using the yum_globalconfig resource.

CentOS 6 and 7 are not affected as the default cachedir value provided by the yum chef cookbook is set to the system default, unless you use the yum_globalconfig resource to set a custom cachedir. If you do set a custom cachedir, you should make sure to setup packagecloud repos after that resource is set so that the GPG keys end up in the right place.


See for more recent changes.


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This is the Changelog for the packagecloud cookbook

v1.0.0 (2018-03-12)

Lots of internal refactoring and fixes. Bumping the major number just incase,
but the changes should not break anyone using this cookbook.

v0.3.0 (2017-03-08)

Fix force_os and force_dist for Ubuntu/Debian. Drop support for Ubuntu Lucid. Add support for Ubuntu Xenial. Ensure lsb_release is installed on Ubuntu/Debian.

v0.2.5 (2016-08-11)

Check for empty node hostname. Display error when a node's fully qualified hostname is not set; as returned by hostname -f

v0.2.4 (2016-07-05)

Add proxy_host and proxy_port attributes so that the cookbook can contact the packagecloud server.

v0.2.3 (2016-06-01)

Try to fix metadata_expire type (set as String)

v0.2.2 (2016-06-01)

Try to fix metadata_expire type (set as Integer)

v0.2.1 (2016-05-31)

Set metadata_expire option to default of 300 (5 minutes) to match the generated configs produced by the bash and manual install instructions.

v0.2.0 (2016-02-17)

Rework GPG paths to support new GPG endpoints for repos with repo-specific GPG keys. Old endpoints/URLs still work, too.

v0.1.0 (2015-09-08)

packagecloud cookbook versions 0.0.19 used an attribute called default['packagecloud']['hostname'] for caching the local machine's hostname to avoid regenerating read tokens.

This attribute has been removed as it is confusing and in some edge cases, buggy.

Beginning in 0.1.0, you can use default['packagecloud']['hostname_override'] to specify a hostname if ohai is unable to determine the hostname of the node on its own.

v0.0.1 (2014-06-05)

Initial release.

v0.0.1 (2014-06-05)

Initial release!

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