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solo_data_bags (2) Versions 0.0.4

Adds Data Bag support for older versions of chef-solo

cookbook 'solo_data_bags', '~> 0.0.4', :supermarket
cookbook 'solo_data_bags', '~> 0.0.4'
knife supermarket install solo_data_bags
knife supermarket download solo_data_bags
Quality 43%


Adds Data Bag support for older versions of chef-solo.



Chef versions lower than 0.10.4 may benefit. There is no reason to use this
cookbook for Chef version 0.10.4 and higher as the feature is part of the


Tested on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 10.10 but should work any platform
that is supported by Chef.


There are no external cookbook dependencies.


Depending on the situation and use case there are several ways to install
this cookbook. All the methods listed below assume a tagged version release
is the target, but omit the tags to get the head of development. A valid
Chef repository structure like the Opscode repo is also assumed.

From the Opscode Community Platform

To install this cookbook from the Opscode platform, use the knife command:

knife cookbook site install solo_data_bags

Using Librarian

The Librarian gem aims to be Bundler for your Chef cookbooks.
Include a reference to the cookbook in a Cheffile and run
librarian-chef install. To install with Librarian:

gem install librarian
cd chef-repo
librarian-chef init
cat >> Cheffile < 'git://', :ref => 'v0.0.4'
librarian-chef install

Using knife-github-cookbooks

The knife-github-cookbooks gem is a plugin for knife that supports
installing cookbooks directly from a GitHub repository. To install with the

gem install knife-github-cookbooks
cd chef-repo
knife cookbook github install fnichol/chef-solo_data_bags/v0.0.4

As a Git Submodule

A common practice (which is getting dated) is to add cookbooks as Git
submodules. This is accomplishes like so:

cd chef-repo
git submodule add git:// cookbooks/solo_data_bags
git submodule init && git submodule update

Note: the head of development will be linked here, not a tagged release.

As a Tarball

If the cookbook needs to downloaded temporarily just to be uploaded to a Chef
Server or Opscode Hosted Chef, then a tarball installation might fit the bill:

cd chef-repo/cookbooks
curl -Ls | tar xfz - && \
  mv fnichol-chef-solo_data_bags-* solo_data_bags


Simply include the cookbook in your chef repository and
libraries/solo_data_bags will be loaded in the chef-solo run to add Data
Bag support.



This recipe is a no-op and does nothing.


There are no attributes to define or configure.


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested.
Ideally create a topic branch for every separate change you make.

License and Author

Author:: Fletcher Nichol (

Copyright 2011, Fletcher Nichol

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,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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0.0.4 failed this metric

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

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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

0.0.4 failed this metric

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

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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

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