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pyenv (19) Versions 2.1.0

Manages pyenv and its installed Python versions.

cookbook 'pyenv', '= 2.1.0'
cookbook 'pyenv', '= 2.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install pyenv
knife supermarket download pyenv
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pyenv Chef Cookbook

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Manages pyenv and its installed Pythons.

Several custom resources are defined to facilitate this.

WARNING As of v1.0.0, this cookbook no longer provide any recipes. Custom resources are provided instead.



This cookbook requires Chef 13.5+.


  • Debian derivatives
  • Fedora
  • RHEL derivatives (RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, Oracle, Scientific Linux)
  • openSUSE and openSUSE leap


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Examples installtions are provided in test/fixtures/cookbooks/test/recipes

A pyenv_system_install or pyenv_user_install is required to be set so that pyenv knows which version you want to use, and is installed on the system.


Used to install a Python package into the selected pyenv environment. ruby pyenv_pip 'requests' do virtualenv # Optional: if passed, pip inside provided virtualenv would be used (by default system's pip) version # Optional: if passed, the version the python package to install user # Optional: if passed, the user to install the python module for options # Optional: if passed, pip would install/uninstall packages with given options requirement # Optional: if true passed, install/uninstall requirements file passed with name property editable # Optional: if true passed, install package in editable mode end


pyenv_global '3.6.1' do
  user # Optional: if passed sets the users global version. Do not set, to set the systems global version

If a user is passed in to this resource it sets the global version for the user, under the users root_path (usually ~/.pyenv/version), otherwise it sets the system global version.


Installs a pyenv plugin. ruby pyenv_plugin 'virtualenv' do git_url # Git URL of the plugin git_ref # Git reference of the plugin environment # Optional: pass environment variables to git resource user # Optional: if passed installs to the users pyenv. Do not set, to set installs to the system pyenv. end


pyenv_rehash 'rehash' do
  user # Optional: if passed rehashes the user pyenv otherwise rehashes the system pyenv


pyenv_python '3.6.1' do
  user         # Optional: if passed, the user pyenv to install to
  environment  # Optional: pass environment variable to git resource
  pyenv_action # Optional: the action to perform, install, remove etc
  verbose      # Optional: print verbose output during python installation

Shorter example pyenv_python '3.6.1'.


Runs a pyenv aware script. ruby pyenv_script 'foo' do code # Script code to run pyenv_version # pyenv version to run the script against environment # Optional: Environment to setup to run the script user # Optional: User to run as group # Optional: Group to run as path # Optional: Path to search for commands returns # Optional: Expected return code end

System install

Installs pyenv to the system location, by default /usr/local/pyenv ruby pyenv_system_install 'foo' do git_url # URL of the plugin repo you want to checkout git_ref # Optional: Git reference to checkout environment # Optional: pass environment variable during pyenv installation update_pyenv # Optional: Keeps the git repo up to date end

User install

Installs pyenv to the user path, making pyenv available to that user only. ruby pyenv_user_install 'vagrant' do git_url # Optional: Git URL to checkout pyenv from. git_ref # Optional: Git reference to checkout e.g. 'master' environment # Optional: pass environment variable during pyenv installation user # Which user to install pyenv to (also specified in the resources name above) end

System-Wide Mac Installation Note

This cookbook takes advantage of managing profile fragments in an /etc/profile.d directory, common on most Unix-flavored platforms. Unfortunately, Mac OS X does not support this idiom out of the box, so you may need to modify your user profile.


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested.

License and Author

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.

chef-pyenv Changelog

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  • add support for virtualenv installation and uninstallation.
  • add support for passing environment variable during pyenv, python and plugin installation.
  • delete "reinstall" property from pip resource and replace it with general "options" property
  • make pyenv_script fail on any subcommand failure Thanks to @ssps!


  • Dropping support for Chef 12


  • Refactor and update the legacy code base. Recipes are no longer provided, and custom resources are used to manage pyenv installations instead.
  • update system_install to be a resource
  • update user_install to be a resource
  • update script resource
  • update python resource
  • update global resource
  • update rehash resource
  • create plugin resource
  • create pip resource
  • update integration tests
  • add linting to CI
  • delete all recipes
  • delete matchers
  • delete chef_pyenv_recipe_helpers library
  • delete chef_pyenv_mixin library
  • add support for Fedora, RedHat distros and OpenSUSE


  • Add oracle linux support
  • Update syntax for chef-client v13
  • Update gems and dependencies
  • Add integration tests on travis


  • Updated deprecated methods used in attributes.rb


  • Update default pyenv version to v0.4.0-20140516
  • Add support for CentOS 6.5
  • Install make, build-essential, libssl-dev, zlib1g-dev, wget, curl, and llvm on Debian machines


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