Adoptable Cookbooks List

Looking for a cookbook to adopt? You can now see a list of cookbooks available for adoption!
List of Adoptable Cookbooks

Supermarket Belongs to the Community

Supermarket belongs to the community. While Chef has the responsibility to keep it running and be stewards of its functionality, what it does and how it works is driven by the community. The chef/supermarket repository will continue to be where development of the Supermarket application takes place. Come be part of shaping the direction of Supermarket by opening issues and pull requests or by joining us on the Chef Mailing List.

Select Badges

Select Supported Platforms


the_silver_searcher (21) Versions 1.4.3

Installs/Configures The Silver Searcher

cookbook 'the_silver_searcher', '~> 1.4.3'
cookbook 'the_silver_searcher', '~> 1.4.3', :supermarket
knife supermarket install the_silver_searcher
knife supermarket download the_silver_searcher
Quality 50%

the_silver_searcher cookbook

Builds The Silver Searcher from source.


This cookbook supports Debian and Red Hat platform families. It is tested on the two most recent major versions of CentOS, the most recent stable version of Debian, the most recent version of Fedora supporting yum, the current and previous LTS versions of Ubuntu, and the most recent version of Ubuntu.


Include recipe[the_silver_searcher] in a run list.


  • [:the_silver_searcher][:version] = version number to install

  • [:the_silver_searcher][:checksum] = checksum of tar.gz source for this version

  • [:the_silver_searcher][:url] = url of tar.gz source

  • [:the_silver_searcher][:build_opt] = options to pass to, e.g. to install to a different prefix, use '--prefix=/opt/the_silver_searcher'


  • default - installs The Silver Searcher to /usr/local/bin/ag


Author:: Mark Cornick (


Thanks to:

  • @muratayusuke (Yusuke Murata)
  • @byplayer

Dependent cookbooks

build-essential >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


v1.4.3 (2016-01-21)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.31.0
  • various spec, test, and documentation improvements

v1.4.2 (2015-06-05)

  • remove chef-sugar
  • various small fixes

v1.4.1 (2015-05-06)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.30.0

v1.4.0 (2015-03-25)

  • bring this cookbook back from the dead!
  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.29.1
  • update to modern tooling and code standards
  • collapse integration tests into one suite
  • allow passing options to ag's script

v1.3.9 (2014-03-23)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to 0.21.0
  • there is a 0.21.1 version in git HEAD, but no tarball is available yet
  • changed the URL (hopefully temporarily) to work around CHEF-5148

v1.3.8 (2014-03-15)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.20.0
  • support alternate source URLs

v1.3.7 (2014-02-17)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.19.2

v1.3.6 (2014-01-29)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.19.1
  • test on Fedora 20

v1.3.5 (2014-01-28)

Fixing a few issues resulting from adding stove

v1.3.4 (2014-01-28)

  • skipped due to me misunderstanding stove docs

v1.3.3 (2014-01-28)

  • switching to stove for releases

v1.3.2 (2013-12-09)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.18.1

v1.3.1 (2013-12-09)

  • SUSE support removed due to untestability

v1.2.4 (2013-10-31)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.18

v1.2.3 (2013-09-09)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.16

v1.2.2 (2013-09-04)

  • test on fedora 19 and ubuntu 13.04

v1.2.1 (2013-08-28)

  • support fedora
  • test on fedora and debian

v1.2.0 (2013-08-09)

  • the_silver_searcher updated to version 0.15
  • adds liblzma as a dependency

v1.1.1 (2013-05-31)

  • support SUSE

v1.1.0 (2013-05-21)

  • simplify build, use chef file_cache_path

v1.0.4 (2013-04-30)

  • bump version for testing

v1.0.3 (2013-04-29)

  • first public version

Collaborator Number Metric

1.4.3 failed this metric

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

Contributing File Metric

1.4.3 passed this metric

Foodcritic Metric

1.4.3 failed this metric

FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: the_silver_searcher/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: the_silver_searcher/metadata.rb:1
FC066: Ensure chef_version is set in metadata: the_silver_searcher/metadata.rb:1
FC122: Use the build_essential resource instead of the recipe: the_silver_searcher/recipes/default.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 14.3.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

No Binaries Metric

1.4.3 passed this metric

Publish Metric

1.4.3 failed this metric

the_silver_searcher is up for adoption

Supported Platforms Metric

1.4.3 passed this metric

Testing File Metric

1.4.3 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

1.4.3 passed this metric