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ratpoison (4) Versions 1.0.1

Installs/Configures ratpoison window manager

cookbook 'ratpoison', '= 1.0.1'
cookbook 'ratpoison', '= 1.0.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install ratpoison
knife supermarket download ratpoison
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ratpoison Cookbook

Installs the Ratpoison window manager for X11.

The default recipe of this cookbook will install Xvfb to provide a X11 implementation for Ratpoison to run on. If you already have a X11 server running, use the windowmanager recipe that only installs and runs Ratpoison.


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  • yum-epel - to provide the yum repositories
  • xvfb - to provide a X11 implementation


The ratpoison pacckage is not available in Epel repository for CentOS 7. The cookbook provides the attribute default['ratpoison']['rpm']['url'] and to specify the location where to download the ratpoison rpm from. This attribute is needed for CentOS verions above 6.



Include ratpoison in your node's run_list to have Xvfb and Ratpoison installed and running.

  "run_list": [


If you have a X11 implementation running on your node, include ratpoison::windowmanager in your node's run_list to have Ratpoison installed and running.

  "run_list": [


  1. Fork the repository
  2. Make your contribution
  3. Make a pull request

License and Authors

Authors: Miguel Ferreira


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.

Dependent cookbooks

xvfb >= 2.0.0
yum-epel >= 0.3.6

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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