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simple_passenger (13) Versions 0.4.3

Chef cookbook to deploy rack based Ruby web applications with Passenger standalone

cookbook 'simple_passenger', '= 0.4.3', :supermarket
cookbook 'simple_passenger', '= 0.4.3'
knife supermarket install simple_passenger
knife supermarket download simple_passenger
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simple_passenger Chef cookbook

Chef cookbook Travis

Chef cookbook to deploy a Rack based Ruby web application (Rails, Sinatra, etc) with
Passenger standalone.


Pretty straightforward, this cookbook only has one required attribute. Specify ['passenger']['git_repo'] pointing to your git repository (with the .git on the end) and call the default recipe to run your app with passenger standalone.

This cookbook depends on the build-essential cookbook, which generally requires that apt-get update is run. build-essential provides this note:

Note for Debian platform family: On Debian platform-family systems, it is recommended that apt-get update be run, to ensure that the package cache is updated. It's not in the scope of this cookbook to do that, as it can create a duplicate resource. We recommend using the apt cookbook to do this.

This cookbook also creates a Passengerfile.json using the attributes under
['passenger']['passengerfile']. Refer to the
Passengerfile.json reference
and the [attributes](./attributes/) directory for help with these attributes.


Chefspec unit tests and Test Kitchen integration tests are run on all pushes to GitHub by Travis CI.

# install gem dependencies
# unit tests
bundle exec rspec
# integration tests with kitchen-vagrant
bundle exec kitchen test

Test Kitchen integration tests are on Travis CI use Docker via kitchen-docker. If you'd like to use Docker to run Test Kitchen integration tests locally:

# Ensure docker is running first
# On Mac OS X you may need to have sudo commands available with no password,
# the easiest way to do this is run a command as sudo so the next command won't prompt
# for a password
sudo ls
# Run Test Kitchen integration tests with docker (uses concurrency)
bundle exec rake integration:docker

Big thanks to for the Travis / Test Kitchen guide


Enhancements and bug fixes are appreciated! Remember, this cookbook is designed to be simple.

  1. Fork the repo
  2. Create a feature or fix branch with an intuitive name (fix/some-bug, feat/some-feature)
  3. Add relevant tests (kitchen, chefspec, etc)
  4. Create a pull request back to this repo

Chef Supermarket

This cookbook is available in the community Chef Supermarket. To push new versions:

bundle install --binstubs
# make changes
# update metadata version
git commit -am 'some fixes'
git push
# tag and push to supermarket

Dependent cookbooks

build-essential >= 2.1
logrotate ~> 1.9
ruby_build ~> 0.8

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Collaborator Number Metric

0.4.3 failed this metric

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

Foodcritic Metric

0.4.3 passed this metric