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mozilla_firefox (14) Versions 2.1.1

Installs Mozilla Firefox browser

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cookbook 'mozilla_firefox', '= 2.1.1'
cookbook 'mozilla_firefox', '= 2.1.1', :supermarket
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Mozilla Firefox Cookbook

Cookbook Version linux osx win

This cookbook installs Firefox browser. Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows download directly from Mozilla where you can specify version (e.g., latest, latest-esr, latest-beta, 42.0, 38.4.0esr, or 43.0b4) and language with latest-esr and en-US being the defaults. CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms default to using the package manager.

A firefox_version method is also available to retrieve the default version installed.

Requirements

Chef 12.6+

Platforms

  • CentOS/Red Hat
  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows

Cookbooks

  • dmg

Usage

Include default recipe in a cookbook or a run list to install Firefox browser.

The following example retrieves the default installed version by using firefox_version method:

v = firefox_version

Tip: use allow_any_instance_of to stub firefox_version method when testing with rspec:

allow_any_instance_of(Chef::Recipe).to receive(:firefox_version).and_return('42.0')

Attributes

  • node['mozilla_firefox']['version'] - Install latest, latest-esr, latest-beta, or specific version e.g., 42.0, 38.4.0esr, or 43.0b4. Ignored on CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms when use_package_manager is true. Default is latest-esr.
  • node['mozilla_firefox']['lang'] - Language desired. Ignored on CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms when use_package_manager is true. Default is en-US.
  • node['mozilla_firefox']['32bit_only'] - DEPRECATED! This will be dropped in next major release, use force_32bit instead.
  • node['mozilla_firefox']['force_32bit'] - Install 32-bit browser on 64-bit machines. Ignored on Mac OS X and package installs. Default false.
  • node['mozilla_firefox']['use_package_manager'] - Install using apt or yum package manager. CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms only. Default is true.
  • node['mozilla_firefox']['packages'] - Dependency packages for non-package installs. Linux platform only. Default values depend on Linux platform.

Resources

Use mozilla_firefox resource to install multiple versions of firefox on the same server. Note that firefox_version method should not be used when multiple firefox versions are installed.

mozilla_firefox

Attributes

  • version - Install latest, latest-esr, latest-beta, or specific version e.g., 42.0, 38.4.0esr, or 43.0b4. Ignored on CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms when use_package_manager is true.
  • checksum - SHA256 Checksum of the file. Not required.
  • lang - Language desired. Ignored on CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms when use_package_manager is true. Default is en-US.
  • force_32bit - Install 32-bit browser on 64-bit machines. Ignored on Mac OS X and package installs. Default false.
  • path - Path to install Firefox. Linux: /opt/firefox/#{version}_#{language}, Windows: #{ENV['SYSTEMDRIVE']}\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe when nil. Default nil.
  • use_package_manager - Install using apt or yum package manager. CentOS/Red Hat and Debian platforms only. Default is true.
  • link - Create the specfied symlink (Linux non-package installs only). This can be an array to create multiple symlinks to the same instance, or a string for a single symlink. Default nil.
  • packages - Dependency packages for non-package installs. CentOS, Red Hat and Debian platforms only. Default values depend on Linux platform.
  • windows_ini_source - Template source. Default windows.ini.erb.
  • windows_ini_content - Template content. Default InstallDirectoryPath: :path.
  • windows_ini_cookbook - Template cookbook. Default mozilla_firefox.

Getting Help

Contributing

Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.

License

MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file for details.

CHANGELOG

2.1.1 2017-02-04

  • Fix #13 firefox_version throws exception on macosx

2.1.0 2017-01-28

  • Replace iceweasel package with firefox-esr on debian platform
  • Ubuntu no longer defaults to using package manager

2.0.0 2016-10-01

  • Drop support for Chef 11

1.2.4 2016-09-23

  • Fix #10 Recipe fails on x64 install
  • Fix #8 Remove carriage return characters from firefox_version
  • Fix #7 Retry (up to 5 times) when download fails

1.2.3 2016-09-21

  • Fix system cannot find the path specified on Windows

1.2.2 2016-09-21

  • Fix 'firefox' is not recognized as an internal or external command on Windows

1.2.1 2016-09-20

  • Fix #6 Firefox no longer installing causing Recipe compile error

1.2.0 2016-09-03

  • Allow for multiple version installs
  • Add experimental non-package install for Linux - only Ubuntu platform works at this time

1.1.1 2016-07-11

  • Fix #4 Windows ESR versions always re-install

1.1.0 2016-03-21

  • Fix #2 Change default version from latest to latest-esr

1.0.1 2015-11-18

  • Fix #1 Chef 11 throws EOFError

1.0.0 2015-11-18

  • Initial release

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