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the_silver_searcher (21) Versions 1.4.1

Installs/Configures The Silver Searcher

cookbook 'the_silver_searcher', '= 1.4.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'the_silver_searcher', '= 1.4.1'
knife supermarket install the_silver_searcher
knife supermarket download the_silver_searcher
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the_silver_searcher cookbook

Builds The Silver Searcher
from source.


This cookbook supports Debian and Red Hat platform families. It is
tested on the two most recent versions of CentOS, the most recent stable
version of Debian, the most recent version of Fedora, the current and
previous LTS versions of Ubuntu, and the most recent version of Ubuntu.


Include recipe[the_silver_searcher] in a run list.


  • [:the_silver_searcher][:version] = version number to install
  • [:the_silver_searcher][:checksum] = checksum of tar.gz source for this version
  • [:the_silver_searcher][:url] = url of tar.gz source
  • [:the_silver_searcher][:build_opt] = options to pass to, e.g. to install to a different prefix, use '--prefix=/opt/the_silver_searcher'


  • default - installs The Silver Searcher to /usr/local/bin/ag


Author:: Mark Cornick (


Thanks to:

  • @muratayusuke (Yusuke Murata)
  • @byplayer

Dependent cookbooks

build-essential >= 0.0.0
chef-sugar >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


v1.4.1 (2015-05-06)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.30.0

v1.4.0 (2015-03-25)

  • bring this cookbook back from the dead!
  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.29.1
  • update to modern tooling and code standards
  • collapse integration tests into one suite
  • allow passing options to ag's script

v1.3.9 (2014-03-23)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to 0.21.0
  • there is a 0.21.1 version in git HEAD, but no tarball is available yet
  • changed the URL (hopefully temporarily) to work around CHEF-5148

v1.3.8 (2014-03-15)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.20.0
  • support alternate source URLs

v1.3.7 (2014-02-17)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.19.2

v1.3.6 (2014-01-29)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.19.1
  • test on Fedora 20

v1.3.5 (2014-01-28)

Fixing a few issues resulting from adding stove

v1.3.4 (2014-01-28)

  • skipped due to me misunderstanding stove docs

v1.3.3 (2014-01-28)

  • switching to stove for releases

v1.3.2 (2013-12-09)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.18.1

v1.3.1 (2013-12-09)

  • SUSE support removed due to untestability

v1.2.4 (2013-10-31)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.18

v1.2.3 (2013-09-09)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.16

v1.2.2 (2013-09-04)

  • test on fedora 19 and ubuntu 13.04

v1.2.1 (2013-08-28)

  • support fedora
  • test on fedora and debian

v1.2.0 (2013-08-09)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.15
  • adds liblzma as a dependency

v1.1.1 (2013-05-31)

  • support SUSE

v1.1.0 (2013-05-21)

  • simplify build, use chef file_cache_path

v1.0.4 (2013-04-30)

  • bump version for testing

v1.0.3 (2013-04-29)

  • first public version

Foodcritic Metric

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