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gecode (15) Versions 3.1.0

Installs gecode

cookbook 'gecode', '= 3.1.0'
cookbook 'gecode', '= 3.1.0', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install gecode
knife cookbook site download gecode
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gecode Cookbook

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Installs Gecode 3.5.0+ development package.



  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle
  • Mac OS X 10.6+


  • Chef 12.1+


  • apt - for installing packages from
  • build-essential - for compiling from source


  • node['gecode']['install_method'] - Specifies the recipe to use for installing gecode.
  • node['gecode']['url'] - base url to download from. Default is the Gecode distribution server.
  • node['gecode']['version'] - version of gecode to install.
  • node['gecode']['checksum'] - checksum of the source tarball.
  • node['gecode']['configure_options'] - array of options to pass to ./configure for compiling gecode.



Include default recipe in a run list, to get some Gecode installed. Installs Gecode by package or source depending on the platform. The recipe is primarily used to install gecode's development package or from source in order to install the dep_selector gem, which needs to compile native extensions.


Installs Gecode from packages. On Debian and Ubuntu systems, the recipe will attempt to install packages from It uses the apt repository LWRP in Chef's apt cookbook to enable the repository. For releases after Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty), Gecode 3.5.0+ exists in the main repositories.


Installs Gecode from source. Note that compiling gecode takes a long time, up to ~30 minutes on a 4 core Macbook Pro.

License & Authors

Author:: Chris Walters (

Author:: Nuo Yan (

Author:: Joshua Timberman (

Author:: Seth Chisamore (

Copyright:: 2009-2015, Chef Software, Inc

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you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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gecode cookbook CHANGELOG

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

3.1.0 (2017-01-18)

  • Cookstyle fixes
  • Simplify the logic in the package recipe
  • Add support for Oracle Linux

3.0.0 (2016-09-15)

  • Testing updates
  • Require Chef 12.1+
  • Make sure file modes are strings
  • Remove support for EOL Debian / Ubuntu
  • Remove unused yum / apt cookbook dependencies
  • Add a source suite to Test Kitchen

v2.1.3 (2016-07-28)

  • Fix checksum attribute for source installs
  • Run integration tests in Travis CI using kitchen-dokken
  • Switch to cookstyle for ruby linting
  • Fix the minimal chefspec test to run on Ubuntu 16.04

v2.1.2 (2015-10-20)

  • Added source_url and issues_url to the metadata
  • Updated the Berksfile to 3.x format
  • Updated the gitignore file
  • Test on the latest Freebsd boxes in Test Kitchen
  • Added chefignore file
  • Added Chef standard rubocop config
  • Updated Travis CI testing to use the ChefDK for up to date deps
  • Updated Gemfile with the latest testing deps
  • Updated testing and contributing docs
  • Added and maintainers.toml files
  • Added travis and cookbook version badges to the readme
  • Resolved Rubocop warnings
  • Added a .foodcritic file to exclude warnings


  • Updating to use yum ~> 3.0
  • Fixing up style for rubocop
  • Updating test-kitchen harness


fixing metadata version error. locking to 3.0"


Updating CHANGELOG for stove compat



  • [COOK-2959]: gecode cookbook has foodcritic failure


  • [COOK-1868] - use node['platform_family'] to handle multiple platforms better


  • [COOK-1713] - switch to gecode package in Fedora, EPEL >= 6


  • [COOK-663] - upgrade libgecode-dev package
  • [COOK-778] - update


  • split default recipe into source and package recipe (follows pattern of other cookbooks)
  • externalize source installation metadata into attributes
  • verify mac os x platform support


  • [COOK-538] fix gecode install on newer ubuntu and debian releases
  • [COOK-680] don't rebuild gecode if it is already installed


  • initial release

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