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ruby_install (7) Versions 1.0.5

Installs/Configures ruby-install

cookbook 'ruby_install', '~> 1.0.5'
cookbook 'ruby_install', '~> 1.0.5', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install ruby_install
knife cookbook site download ruby_install
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ruby-install Chef Cookbook

Installs ruby-install, a simple way to build Rubies and the natural companion to chruby.

ruby-install itself is responsible for getting and dependencies necessary for building a particular Ruby.



The following cookbook is a direct dependency because it is used for common "default" functionality.

  • ark

On RHEL family distros, the "yum" cookbook is required for obtaining latest dependencies for building Rubies.

On Debian family distros, the "apt" cookbooks is required for obtaining latest dependencies for building Rubies.


The following platforms are supported and tested under test kitchen.

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Debian 7.8
  • CentOS 7.1
  • Fedora 21

Other Debian and RHEL family distributions are assumed to work. Other distributions that ruby-install supports should also work, please report any additional platforms so they can be added.


Simply include recipe[ruby_install] in your run_list to have ruby-install installed. You will also have access to the ruby_install_ruby resource.



Installs the ruby-install codebase and initializes Chef to use the Lightweight Resources and Providers (LWRPs).



The version of ruby-install that will be installed.

The default is the current latest version 0.4.1


sha256 checksum of the version to be installed, used for security.

The default is a checksum that matches up with the latest ruby-install.


The default base path for installed Rubies. For example the following resource:

ruby_install_ruby 'ruby 2.0.0-p247'

will be installed into "#{node['ruby_install']['default_ruby_base_path']}/ruby-2.0.0-p247"

The default is "/opt/rubies".

If you are using ruby-install alongside chruby it expects, by default, to find Rubies in /opt/rubies or ~/.rubies.



Pull requests are very welcome! Ideally create a topic branch for every separate change you make.

This cookbook uses [ChefSpec][chefspec] for unit tests. I also use Food Critic and RuboCop to check for style issues. When contributing it would be very helpful if you could run these via bundle exec spec and bundle exec style.

Lastly, there are Serverspec integration tests for use with Test Kitchen. At the very least the installation integration tests should be run, you can ignore the EC2 one if you don't have an AWS account (which you will get billed for). The allrubies tests often fail due to a particular Ruby failing to build on an OS, this is not necessarily an issue with this cookbook though so can safely be ignored. To see all of the available integration test suites just check bundle exec rake T or bundle exec kitchen list

License and Author

Author:: Ross Timson (

Heavily influenced by, and some code from the Ruby-Build cookbook, Author:: Fletcher Nichol (

Copyright 2013-2014, Ross Timson

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.

ruby-install Cookbook

v1.0.5 (2015-05-30)

  • Bump to ruby-install 0.5.0 (@ashtonthomas)
  • Update libssl prior to ruby-install (@kplimack)

v1.0.4 (2014-05-09)

  • Upgraded ruby-install to 0.4.3
  • Updates to Rubies and OSs

v1.0.2 (2014-03-24)

  • Update default ruby_install version to 0.4.1 (@brainopia)
  • Fix broken redirect on latest Chef (@brainopia)
  • Prevent reinstall on :install action (@brainopia)
  • Slight refactor to fix RuboCop warnings

v1.0.0 (2014-02-15)

  • Upgrade to ruby-install 0.4.0
  • Use new --rubies-dir option to specify location of installed rubies, this gives more expected behaviour and works well with partial version strings. Fixes GH #3.


  • Last release got mangled with PaxHeaders in directories which seems to be due to an issue with bsdtar in later versions of OS X.


  • Update to ruby-install version 0.3.4
  • Bump dependencies
  • Ark extracts ruby-install tarball to /tmp otherwise it defaults to being extracted to /usr/local/ruby-install1. Once the ruby-install bin is installed with make install the extracted tarball is no needed.


  • Initial release.

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FC074: LWRP should use DSL to define resource's default action: ruby_install/resources/ruby.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 13.0.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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ruby_install does not have a valid open source license.
Acceptable licenses include Apache-2.0, apachev2, Apache 2.0, MIT, mit, GPL-2.0, gplv2, GNU Public License 2.0, GPL-3.0, gplv3, GNU Public License 3.0.

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