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railo (3) Versions 0.1.2

Install and setup Railo

cookbook 'railo', '~> 0.1.2'
cookbook 'railo', '~> 0.1.2', :supermarket
knife supermarket install railo
knife supermarket download railo
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Railo Cookbook

This cookbook installs Railo (right now on tomcat)


The cookbook has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04, but should work on most platforms where Java 6 or 7 work.


  • Ubuntu


  • java
  • tomcat

And the dependencies of the java and tomcat cookbooks


  • node['railo']['app_server'] Type of web application server (currently only tomcat)
  • node['railo']['user']['id'] User name
  • node['railo']['major_version'] Major version of Railo, default 4
  • node['railo']['minor_version'] Minor version of Railo, default 1
  • node['railo']['port'] The Railo/Tomcat port, default 8080
  • node['railo']['base_installation_directory'] Root directory where the /railo/lib directories will be installed, default /opt
  • node['railo']['config_dir'] Full path to the railo configuration directory where the /server and /web directories will be created by Railo, default /var/lib/railo/config


Just include recipe[railo] in your node's run_list and configure the java and tomcat cookbooks:

    "name": "railo-server",
    "description": "A Railo server based on Tomcat",
    "json_class": "Chef::Role",
    "default_attributes": {
        "java": {
            "jdk_version": "7"
        "tomcat": {
            "base_version": "7",
            "deploy_manager_apps": false
        "railo": {
            "major_version": "4",
            "minor_version": "2"
    "override_attributes": {
    "chef_type": "role",
    "run_list": [

Running the tests

A ruby environment with Bundler installed is a prerequisite for using the testing harness shipped with this cookbook. At the time of this writing, it works with Ruby 2.0 and Bundler 1.5.3. All programs involved, with the exception of Vagrant, can be installed by cd'ing into the parent directory of this cookbook and running "bundle install"

The Rakefile currently ships with an integration test task. Integration tests can also be ran with Test Kitchen cloud drivers.

Integration tests can be performed on a local workstation using Virtualbox or VMWare. Detailed instructions for setting this up can be found at the Bento project web site.

Integration tests using Vagrant can be performed with either bundle exec kitchen test or rake integration:vagrant


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write you change
  4. Test your change
  5. Submit a Pull Request

License & Authors

Copyright:: RRTechnologies

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
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railo Cookbook CHANGELOG

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


  • Initial release


  • Now it's possible to re-run chef-client without braking the setup railo


  • Updated the default railo verision to

Collaborator Number Metric

0.1.2 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

Contributing File Metric

0.1.2 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must contain a file

Foodcritic Metric

0.1.2 failed this metric

FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: railo/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: railo/metadata.rb:1
FC066: Ensure chef_version is set in metadata: railo/metadata.rb:1
FC069: Ensure standardized license defined in metadata: railo/metadata.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 16.3.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

No Binaries Metric

0.1.2 passed this metric

Publish Metric

0.1.2 passed this metric

Supported Platforms Metric

0.1.2 passed this metric

Testing File Metric

0.1.2 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must contain a file

Version Tag Metric

0.1.2 passed this metric