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emacs24 (9) Versions 0.4.0

Installs/Configures emacs24

cookbook 'emacs24', '= 0.4.0'
cookbook 'emacs24', '= 0.4.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install emacs24
knife supermarket download emacs24
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emacs24 Cookbook

Download and install GNU Emacs 24.4 from source.
Cookbook Version Build Status



  • apt -
  • build-essential -


The following platforms and versions are tested and supported using Opscode's test-kitchen. - Debian 7 - Ubuntu 12.04 - Ubuntu 14.04



  • default["emacs24"]["build_dir"] - Where emacs archive will be extracted and builded
  • default["emacs24"]["flags"] - List of flags passed to configure script
  • default["emacs24"]["version"] - Emacs version to install
  • default["emacs24"]["packages"] - Packages to install
  • default["emacs24"]["force"] - Force reinstall if build directory exists



Just include emacs24 in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [


You can also use the emacs24::compile recipe instead the default.

  "run_list": [

This is equivalent to use emacs24::default with force attribute.


This cookbook contains serverspec for test-kitchen, foodcritic and knife tests.

  • First, install dependencies:
    bundle install

  • Install cookbook dependencies
    berks install

  • To run all tests:
    bundle exec strainer test

  • To run integration tests: bundle exec kitchen test


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Authors

Authors: Sliim

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

build-essential >= 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 emacs24 cookbook.


  • Build emacs only if not built
  • Added force attribute


  • Emacs 24.4 as default installed version
  • Added flags attribute to set a list of flags for configure script
  • Added Ubuntu 14.04 as compatible platform


  • Spec improvements, code style


  • Fixed packages attribute for non debian platform
  • Added Ubuntu 12.04 support
  • Added ChefSpec specs for unit testing


  • Use official opscode box for test-kitchen


  • Initial release of emacs24

Foodcritic Metric

0.4.0 failed this metric

FC031: Cookbook without metadata file: /tmp/cook/a866ba0b1e2858beb9daa963/emacs24/metadata.rb:1
FC045: Consider setting cookbook name in metadata: /tmp/cook/a866ba0b1e2858beb9daa963/emacs24/metadata.rb:1