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habitat (30) Versions 0.3.0

Habitat related resources for chef-client

cookbook 'habitat', '= 0.3.0'
cookbook 'habitat', '= 0.3.0', :supermarket
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Habitat Cookbook

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This cookbook provides resources for working with Habitat. It is intended that these resources will be included in core Chef at some point in the future, so it is important to note:

  • APIs are subject to change
  • Code style adheres to chef-core (chefstyle)
  • Habitat is a rapidly changing product, and this cookbook may change rapidly as well

(this is a pre-1.0 version, after all)



  • RHEL 6+
  • Ubuntu 12.04+


Chef 12.11, for the systemd_unit resource.

Resources are written in the style of Chef 12.5 custom resources where applicable or available.


This cookbook has no external cookbook dependencies. It does not attempt to maintain backwards compatibility with previous Chef versions.



Installs Habitat on the system using the install script.

This resource is written as a Chef 12.5 custom resource.


  • install: Installs Habitat. Does nothing if the hab binary is found in the default location for the system (/bin/hab on Linux, /usr/local/bin/hab on macOS)
  • upgrade: Installs the latest version of Habitat, does not check if the binary exists


  • install_url: URL to the install script, default is from the habitat repo
  • depot_url: Optional URL to an alternate Depot (defaults to the public Depot)
  • version: The version of habitat to install (defaults to latest)
  • channel: The release channel to install from (defaults to stable)


hab_install 'install habitat'
hab_install 'install habitat' do
  version "0.12.0"
hab_install 'install habitat' do
  depot_url "http://localhost/v1/depot"


Install the specified Habitat package. Requires that Habitat is installed

This resource is written as a library resource because it subclasses Chef's package resource/provider to get features such as the multi-package API).


  • install: Installs the specified package
  • upgrade: aliased to install


  • package_name: A Habitat package name, must include the origin and package name separated by /, for example, core/redis
  • version: A Habitat version which contains the version and optionally a release separated by /, for example, 3.2.3 or 3.2.3/20160920131015
  • depot_url: The habitat depot url where packages will be downloaded from (defaults to public habitat depot)

While it is valid to pass the version and release with a Habitat package as a "fully qualified package identifier" when using the hab CLI, they must be specified using the version property when using this resource. See the examples below.


hab_package "core/redis"

hab_package "core/redis" do
  version "3.2.3"

hab_package "core/redis" do
  version "3.2.3/20160920131015"


Manages a Habitat application service using systemd. It will drop off a unit file using the systemd_unit provider in Chef.

This resource is written as a library resource because it subclasses Chef's service resource/provider to get built in properties and actions.

This resource requires Chef 12.11 or higher.

A future version of this resource may support other service providers.


  • start: (default action) writes a systemd_unit for the application and starts the service
  • enable: writes the systemd_unit for the application
  • stop: stops the application service


  • unit_content: Content passed into the systemd_unit resource as its content property. By default this is a hash that starts the service with /bin/hab start.
  • environment: An environment string to pass into the unit file. By default this contains the location of the SSL certificate from the Habitat core/cacerts package.
  • exec_start_options: A String or Array of command line options to pass to ExecStart in the systemd unit.


hab_package 'core/redis'

hab_service 'core/redis' do
  action :enable

# unit_content as a hash
hab_service 'myorigin/myapp' do
    Unit: {
      Description: 'myapp',
      After: ' audit.service'
    Service: {
      Environment: 'HAB_MYAPP=workers=3'
      ExecStart: '/bin/hab start myorigin/myapp'

# unit_content as a string
hab_service 'myorigin/myapp' do
  unit_content <<-EOF
Description = myapp
After = audit.service

Environment = "HAB_MAPP=workers=3"
ExecStart = "/bin/hab start myorigin/myapp"
Restart = "on-failure"

# ExecStart options as an array
hab_service 'core/redis' do
  exec_start_options ['--listen-gossip 9999', '--listen-http 9998']
  action :enable

# ExecStart options as a string
hab_service 'core/haproxy' do
  exec_start_options '--permanent-peer'

License and Authors

Copyright 2016, Chef Software, Inc

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,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.


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

v0.3.0 (2017-02-21)

  • Add property for ExecStart options. See readme for usage

v0.2.0 (2016-11-30)

  • Added version and channel properties to install resource
  • Added depot_url property to hab_package resource

v0.1.1 (2016-11-10)

  • Removed Chef 11 compatibility in the metadata
  • Resolved Chefstyle warnings
  • Resolved foodcritic warnings
  • Added a chefignore file
  • Updated the gitignore file
  • Improve the readme format and add badges
  • Update all test deps to current
  • Remove the apt testing dependency
  • Add integration testing in Travis using kitchen-dokken

v0.1.0 (2016-11-08)

  • add hab_service resource
  • make the hab_package resource convergent
  • add chefspec and inspec tests
  • better documentation through README updates

v0.0.3 (2016-07-14)

  • Initial release, includes hab_package and hab_install resources

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