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gocd_agent (23) Versions 1.0.5

Install and configure a ThoughtWorks Go CD (GoCD) Agent/Client

cookbook 'gocd_agent', '= 1.0.5'
cookbook 'gocd_agent', '= 1.0.5', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install gocd_agent
knife cookbook site download gocd_agent

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A Chef Cookbook to install and configure a ThoughtWorks Go CD (GoCD) Agent/Client.

Supported Platforms


  • RHEL: Amazon Linux


  • RHEL: RedHat, CentOS, Scientific, Oracle, Fedora, etc.
  • Debian: Debian, Ubuntu, LinuxMint, etc.
  • MacOS X: MacOS X, MacOS X Server, etc.
  • Windows: Windows, MinGW32, MSWin, etc.
  • Solaris: Solaris, Solaris2, OpenSolaris, OmniOS, SmartOS, etc.


Other Cookbooks

  • java - GoCD Agents require that OpenJDK/Java 7 is installed.


  • unzip - In some logic branches, the unzip utility method will be used to decompress an archive file.



# The Basics
default[:gocd_agent][:name]    = 'go-agent'
default[:gocd_agent][:version] = '15.2.0'
default[:gocd_agent][:release] = '2248'

# Configure communication with the GoCD Server
default[:gocd_agent][:gocd_server][:host] = ''
default[:gocd_agent][:gocd_server][:port] = 8153

# Auto-register new GoCD Agents with the GoCD Server?
default[:gocd_agent][:auto_register][:key]          = nil
default[:gocd_agent][:auto_register][:resources]    = []
default[:gocd_agent][:auto_register][:environments] = []
# Requires GoCD 15.2.0 or higher
default[:gocd_agent][:auto_register][:hostname]     = node[:hostname]


There are many other attributes specified for this cookbook. To see them in full, review the code: attributes/default.rb


Include the gocd_agent default recipe to install a GoCD Agent/Client on your system based on the default installation method:

include_recipe 'gocd_agent'

Synonyms: gocd_agent::default, gocd_agent::install

Directed Install Methods


Install the GoCD Agent from official packages [but without using repos]:

# Not necessary to set because it's the default, when available on a platform
node[:gocd_agent][:install_method] = 'package'
include_recipe 'gocd_agent'

# OR:

include_recipe 'gocd_agent::install_from_package'


Install the GoCD Agent from official prebuilt binaries:

# Not necessary to set because it's the default, when available on a platform
node[:gocd_agent][:install_method] = 'binary'
include_recipe 'gocd_agent'

# OR:

include_recipe 'gocd_agent::install_from_binary'


Install the GoCD Agent from the released source archive:

# Not necessary to set because it's the default, when nothing else is available on a platform
node[:gocd_agent][:install_method] = 'source'
include_recipe 'gocd_agent'

# OR:

include_recipe 'gocd_agent::install_from_source'


  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 (if applicable)
  6. Submit a Pull Request using GitHub


Copyright (c) 2015, James M. Greene (MIT License)

Dependent cookbooks

java ~> 1.31.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

gocd_agent CHANGELOG

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


  • Added some debugging code into a private recipe for analysis.


  • Shuffled some attribute definitions around to get the correct values propagated.


  • Added a link to the java cookbook dependency


  • Initial release of the gocd_agent cookbook!

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FC014: Consider extracting long ruby_block to library: /tmp/cook/44f7e051dea45eaa8ab828a6/gocd_agent/recipes/_download_materials.rb:57