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example (15) Versions 0.1.4

Recipe cookbook that calls Chef resources defined in a separate resource cookbook dependency. Integration tests are in InSpec.

cookbook 'example', '= 0.1.4'
cookbook 'example', '= 0.1.4', :supermarket
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This is a simple cookbook that depends on a resource cookbook called example_resources, which defines a simple Chef resource.

The purpose of this cookbook is to illustrate the relationship between a cookbook that defines a new Chef resource, and another cookbook that consumes it.

Integration tests are in InSpec. Unit tests are in ChefSpec.

To test

  1. Install bundled gems using Bundler in context of ChefDK
  2. Converge in context of Bundler and ChefDK
  3. Verify in context of Bundler and ChefDK
$ chef exec bundle install
$ chef exec bundle exec kitchen converge
$ chef exec bundle exec kitchen verify


Currently ChefDK provides Test Kitchen 1.5.0 which doesn't play nice with InSpec.

Note how I lock gem versions using the Gemfile. Run your tests in the context of these Gemfile locks, otherwise you will likely see problems [at the time of this writing].

This is because ChefDK does a shim thing and locks Test Kitchen to 1.5.0, so I use a Gemfile to lock to Test Kitchen 1.6.0.

The ChefDK shim looks like this for ChefDK 0.15.2 on OS X:

$ cat /opt/chefdk/bin/kitchen
ENV["GEM_HOME"] = ENV["GEM_PATH"] = nil unless ENV["APPBUNDLER_ALLOW_RVM"] == "true"
gem "chef-config", "= 12.7.2"
gem "mixlib-config", "= 2.2.1"
gem "mixlib-shellout", "= 2.2.6"
gem "mixlib-install", "= 0.7.1"
gem "net-scp", "= 1.2.1"
gem "net-ssh", "= 3.0.2"
gem "safe_yaml", "= 1.0.4"
gem "thor", "= 0.19.1"
gem "test-kitchen", "= 1.5.0"

spec = Gem::Specification.find_by_name("test-kitchen", "= 1.5.0")
bin_file = spec.bin_file("kitchen")




Created and maintained by Kevin Dickerson,

Dependent cookbooks

example_resources >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


This file tracks and describes changes to example_resources.

This project adheres to [semantic versioning 2.0][semver].

v0.1.4 (2016-03-20)

  • Adds more platform support to test suites
  • Changes change log to use present simple verb tense

v0.1.3 (2016-03-19)

  • Updates short description

v0.1.2 (2016-03-19)

  • Corrects spelling of InSpec
  • Corrects source and issue URLs
  • Changes Travis CI config
  • Corrects author email address
  • Adds short description
  • Removes integration test group from Berksfile
  • Changes readme to contain more content
  • Adds license

v0.1.1 (2016-03-18)

  • Corrects spelling of InSpec

v0.1.0 (2016-03-18)

  • Initial version, a simple cookbook that depends on example_resources

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0.1.4 passed this metric