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yum-centos (41) Versions 3.0.0

Installs and configures the Centos Yum repositories

cookbook 'yum-centos', '= 3.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'yum-centos', '= 3.0.0'
knife supermarket install yum-centos
knife supermarket download yum-centos
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yum-centos Cookbook

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The yum-centos cookbook takes over management of the default repositoryids that ship with CentOS systems. It allows attribute manipulation of base, updates, extras, centosplus, contrib, and fasttrack.



  • CentOS
  • XenServer


  • Chef 12.14+


  • none


The following attributes are set by default. These values differ slightly on XenServer.

default['yum']['base']['repositoryid'] = 'base'
default['yum']['base']['mirrorlist'] = "{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=os"
default['yum']['base']['description'] = "CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - Base"
default['yum']['base']['enabled'] = true
default['yum']['base']['managed'] = true
default['yum']['base']['gpgcheck'] = true
default['yum']['base']['gpgkey'] = "file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}"
default['yum']['contrib']['repositoryid'] = 'contrib'
default['yum']['contrib']['description'] = "CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - Contrib"
default['yum']['contrib']['mirrorlist'] = "{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=contrib"
default['yum']['contrib']['enabled'] = false
default['yum']['contrib']['managed'] = false
default['yum']['contrib']['gpgcheck'] = true
default['yum']['contrib']['gpgkey'] = "file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}"
default['yum']['extras']['repositoryid'] = 'extras'
default['yum']['extras']['description'] = 'CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - Extras'
default['yum']['extras']['mirrorlist'] = "{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=extras"
default['yum']['extras']['enabled'] = true
default['yum']['extras']['managed'] = true
default['yum']['extras']['gpgcheck'] = true
default['yum']['extras']['gpgkey'] = "file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}"
default['yum']['centosplus']['repositoryid'] = 'centosplus'
default['yum']['centosplus']['description'] = 'CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - Centosplus'
default['yum']['centosplus']['mirrorlist'] = '{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplus'
default['yum']['centosplus']['enabled'] = false
default['yum']['centosplus']['managed'] = false
default['yum']['centosplus']['gpgcheck'] = true
default['yum']['centosplus']['gpgkey'] = 'file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}'
default['yum']['updates']['repositoryid'] = 'updates'
default['yum']['updates']['description'] = 'CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - Updates'
default['yum']['updates']['mirrorlist'] = '{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=updates'
default['yum']['updates']['enabled'] = true
default['yum']['updates']['managed'] = true
default['yum']['updates']['gpgcheck'] = true
default['yum']['updates']['gpgkey'] = 'file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}'
default['yum']['fasttrack']['repositoryid'] = 'fasttrack'
default['yum']['fasttrack']['description'] = 'CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - fasttrack'
default['yum']['fasttrack']['mirrorlist'] = '{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=fasttrack&infra=$infra'
default['yum']['fasttrack']['enabled'] = false
default['yum']['fasttrack']['managed'] = false
default['yum']['fasttrack']['gpgcheck'] = true
default['yum']['fasttrack']['gpgkey'] = 'file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}'


  • yum-centos::default Generates yum_repository configs for latest CentOS release. By default the base, extras, updates repos are enabled.

NOTE: If you are running an older CentOS release, i.e. 6.7 when 6.8 is the latest 6.x release, you may want to consider the yum-centos::vault recipe.

  yum_repository 'base' do
    mirrorlist '{node['platform_version'].to_i}&arch=$basearch&repo=os'
    description 'CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i} - Base'
    enabled true
    gpgcheck true
    gpgkey 'file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-#{node['platform_version'].to_i}'
  • yum-centos::vault Generate yum configuration for non-current versions of CentOS. Instead of using mirrorlist, baseurl is set to

Usage Example

To disable the CentOS Extras repository through a Role or Environment definition

  'yum' => {
    'extras' => {
      'enabled' => {

Uncommonly used repositoryids are not managed by default. This is speeds up integration testing pipelines by avoiding yum-cache builds that nobody cares about. To enable the CentOS Plus repository with a wrapper cookbook, place the following in a recipe:

node.default['yum']['centosplus']['managed'] = true
node.default['yum']['centosplus']['enabled'] = true
include_recipe 'yum-centos'

More Examples

Point the base and updates repositories at an internally hosted server.

node.default['yum']['base']['enabled'] = true
node.default['yum']['base']['mirrorlist'] = nil
node.default['yum']['base']['baseurl'] = ''
node.default['yum']['base']['sslverify'] = false
node.default['yum']['updates']['enabled'] = true
node.default['yum']['updates']['mirrorlist'] = nil
node.default['yum']['updates']['baseurl'] = ''
node.default['yum']['updates']['sslverify'] = false

include_recipe 'yum-centos'

License & Authors

Author: Cookbook Engineering Team (

Copyright: 2011-2016, Chef Software, Inc.

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you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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yum-centos Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the yum-centos cookbook.

3.0.0 (2018-02-16)

  • Require Chef 12.14+ and remove compat_resource dep

2.3.0 (2017-06-15)

  • Adjust repository defaults for XenServer
  • Updated Chefspecs to avoid deprecation warnings

2.2.0 (2017-03-28)

  • Remove releasever use to eliminate requirement of centos-release package.
  • Add vault recipe to support running older OS versions without mixing installation of packages.

2.1.0 (2016-12-22)

  • Allow the use of any valid property via attributes
  • Depend on the latest compat_resource cookbook
  • Cookstyle fixes

2.0.0 (2016-11-25)

  • Replace yum dependency with compat_resource

1.0.0 (2016-09-06)

  • Add chef_version metadata
  • Testing updates
  • Remove support for Chef 11
  • Generate the GPG path dynamically

v0.4.13 (2016-07-22)

  • loosen the version dependency on yum to allow for newer versions

v0.4.12 (2015-12-07)

  • updated to actually utilize the make_cache option from the yum cookbook

v0.4.11 (2015-12-07)

  • Use releasever yum variable for the path to the GPG key to avoid a case statement in the cookbook attributes file

v0.4.10 (2015-12-01)

  • Updating if/unless logic in recipes

v0.4.9 (2015-10-27)

  • Cleaning up Chef 13 deprecation warnings by not passing nil into
  • yum_repository properties

v0.4.8 (2015-10-27)

  • Adding redhat platform to attributes file

v0.4.7 (2015-09-22)

  • Added source_url and issues_url metadata
  • Added the standard chef rubocop config
  • Added standard Chef gitignore and chefignore files
  • Add Travis CI and cookbook version badges in the readme
  • Expand the requirements section in the readme
  • Update contributing, maintainers, and testing docs
  • Add standard Gemfile with testing and development dependencies
  • Update distro versions in the Kitchen config
  • Update berksfile API endpoint
  • Add platform support to metadata
  • Add long_desciption to metadata

v0.4.6 (2015-07-17)

  • Fixing attribute precedence bug

v0.4.5 (2015-07-03)

  • contrib fix for < 7.0

v0.4.4 (2015-07-02)

  • # 11 - Fix CentOS 7 support and refactor tests to use server spec

v0.4.3 (2015-06-21)

  • Check for RHEL platform_family when installing repos

v0.4.1 (2015-05-20)

  • Changing repo list to attribute array

v0.4.0 (2015-02-22)

  • Adding fasttrack repo management

v0.3.0 (2014-09-02)

  • Add all attribute available to LWRP to allow for tuning
  • Added Support for CentOS 7

v0.2.2 (2014-02-28)

Adding .repo extensions to the /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-* files

v0.2.0 (2014-02-14)

Updating test harness


Version bump for tool chain sanity




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