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packages (6) Versions 0.5.0

Installs list of packages from an attribute.

cookbook 'packages', '= 0.5.0'
cookbook 'packages', '= 0.5.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install packages
knife supermarket download packages
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Trivial cookbook to manage a list of packages from an attribute.



Determines package names to manage with the package resource in Chef in the packages::default recipe. It can be specified as an array of strings that are packages to install, or as a hash of packages with an action to take.

In this example:

node.default['packages'] = ['git', 'openssl']

The git and openssl packages will be installed.

In this example, using a hash of packages and actions:

node.default['packages'] = {'git' => 'install', 'openssl' => 'upgrade', 'xorg-common' => 'remove'}

The git package will be installed, openssl will be upgraded, and xorg-common will be removed.


Determintes the default action that the package resource will take on the list of packages. By default this is "install". Has no effect if the packages attribute is a hash.



The recipe installs the packages specified in the node['packages'] attribute. It will use Chef 12.1.0's "multipackage" feature if the attribute is an array.

License and Author

Author:: Matt Ray (

Author:: Joshua Timberman (

Copyright 2013-2015 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, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


  • Clean up Arrays handling (@paulmooring)


  • Support for packages hash with action to take (@jtimberman)


  • Allow custom package actions using 'packages_action' attribute. (@AMeng)


  • initial release

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