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aegir2 (10) Versions 0.1.9

Hosting System for Drupal Sites

cookbook 'aegir2', '~> 0.1.9'
cookbook 'aegir2', '~> 0.1.9', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install aegir2
knife cookbook site download aegir2

aegir2 Cookbook

Aegir is a hosting system for deploying and managing large networks of Drupal sites. This collection of recipes automate Aegir setup, specifically for aegir2.

This cookbook was started as a fork of, but was so different, I created a new repository. Thanks for yevgenko for the inspiration!

IMPORTANT!!! Install fails, see the corresponding issue to fix this manually while waiting for a new aegir2 release:



  • mysql (to install mysql-server properly)


  • Debian/Ubuntu


  • node['aegir2']['install_method'] - Install method for aegir
  • node['aegir2']['frontend'] - The URL for the aegir frontend
  • node['aegir2']['admin_email'] - The admin email for the aegir site
  • node['aegir2']['webserver'] - The web server aegir should use.



This LWRP provides an easy way to manage aegir2 extensions


  • :add: Adds the extension to aegir
  • :remove: removes the extension

Attribute Parameters

  • name: name attribute. The name of the extension to add
  • repository_provision: the git repository for the provision module (drush extension)
  • repository_hosting: the git repository for the hosting module (drupal module)
  • version: the version to used. Should be a git tag that is on the provision and hosting module


Add the tasks_extra extension:

aegir2_extension 'tasks_extra' do
  repository_provision ''
  repository_hosting ''
  version '6.x-2.1'

Remove the tasks_extra extension:

aegir2_extension 'tasks_extra' do
  action :remove


Simply include the default recipe to get aegir2 installed with the default package-based method. Different install methods and servers will be supported in future versions. You can set a custom admin email and frontend URL by using attributes.

You will most likely need to run the apt::default recipe before this cookbook can be used.

Usage in roles:

name "aegir2"
description "aegir2 role"
run_list "recipe[apt::default],recipe[aegir2::default]"
default_attributes "aegir2" => {
  "admin_email" => "another@email.please"

Local setup

You can easily test this cookbook locally, by installing the following toolchain: * VirtualBox * Vagrant * Chef Development Kit * Vagrant Berkshelf Plugin

When the above dependencies are installed, you can test this cookbook easily by simply issuing vagrant up.


The cookbook is testable with kitchen and foodcritic. The basic tests can be run through rake.

By issuing bundle exec rake, foodcritic tests are run.

By issuing kitchen test, the cookbook is used on Ubuntu-14.04 and CentOS-7.0.


Contributions can be made by using the GitHub Pull Request system.

License and Authors

Author:: Dieter Blomme (

License and Authors

Copyright:: 2013-2014, Picabit

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

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License. )

Dependent cookbooks

mysql_tuning >= 0.0.0
mysql < 6.0.0
php >= 0.0.0
apt >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


This file is used to list changes made in each version of the aegir2 cookbook.

0.1.8 (2014-12-29)

  • Dieter Blomme - Allow my.cnf overrides
  • Dieter Blomme - Use 16M as the default max_allowed_packet

0.1.7 (2014-12-28)

  • Dieter Blomme - Allow php.ini overrides
  • Dieter Blomme - Use 256M as the default memory_limit

0.1.6 (2014-12-28)

  • Dieter Blomme - Use a rakefile for travis testing (foodcritic only ATM)
  • Dieter Blomme - Add the basics for kitchen testing
  • Dieter Blomme - Update the dependency on mysql cookbook so the server recipe exists.
  • Dieter Blomme - Add the apt dependency for apt_repository.

0.1.5 (2014-09-11)

  • Dieter Blomme - Add ssh_keygen recipe to have a key for the aegir user created

0.1.4 (2014-09-11)

  • Dieter Blomme - Add recipe to add extensions by using a variable
  • Dieter Blomme - Foodcritic fixes

0.1.3 (2014-09-08)

  • Dieter Blomme - Add LWRP for aegir2 extensions

0.1.2 (2014-08-26)

  • Dieter Blomme - Fixed a bug with the hostname
  • Dieter Blomme - Add berkshelf file (+ Gemfile and Thorfile)

0.1.1 (2014-06-25)

  • Dieter Blomme - Fixed a bug with the template file, wrong keys were used.

0.1.0 (2014-06-24)

  • Dieter Blomme - Initial release of aegir2. Support for package install with apache

Collaborator Number Metric

0.1.9 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

Contributing File Metric

0.1.9 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must contain a file

Foodcritic Metric

0.1.9 failed this metric

FC059: LWRP provider does not declare use_inline_resources: aegir2/providers/extension.rb:1
FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: aegir2/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: aegir2/metadata.rb:1
FC066: Ensure chef_version is set in metadata: aegir2/metadata.rb:1
FC069: Ensure standardized license defined in metadata: aegir2/metadata.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 10.3.1 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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0.1.9 passed this metric

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0.1.9 passed this metric

Publish Metric

0.1.9 passed this metric

Supported Platforms Metric

0.1.9 passed this metric

Testing File Metric

0.1.9 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must contain a file

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