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timezone_lwrp (12) Versions 0.1.9

Configure the system timezone on Debian or Ubuntu.

cookbook 'timezone_lwrp', '= 0.1.9', :supermarket
cookbook 'timezone_lwrp', '= 0.1.9'
knife supermarket install timezone_lwrp
knife supermarket download timezone_lwrp
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Provides LWRP to manage timezone.



Tested on:
- Ubuntu 12.04
- Ubuntu 14.04
- Ubuntu 16.04
- Debian 7
- Debian 8
- Centos 6
- Centos 7
- Fedora 22
- Fedora 23
- Fedora 24

Should also work on:
- RHEL 6
- RHEL 7

Chef version

Chef version >= 11.16.2 has to be used.


This cookbook has been designed to provide LWRP for your own infrastructure recipes.
Load this cookbook by your chef-client either by adding the line depends 'timezone_lwrp' to your infrastructure cookbook's metadata.rb file.

But if you want 'good old' attribute-based configuration you may just add recipe[timezone_lwrp] to your run_list and set ['tz'] attribute to a desired timezone.



This resource sets the timezone by editing /etc/timezone file and running dpkg-reconfigure afterwards.

timezone 'Europe/Moscow'

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License and Author

Author:: Kirill Kouznetsov (

Copyright:: 2015, Kirill Kouznetsov.

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

Dependent cookbooks

This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

Contingent cookbooks

mw_server_base Applicable Versions

cookbook timezone CHANGELOG

0.1.9 (26-08-2016)

  • Fix Test Kitchen run on Fedora >= 22.

0.1.8 (25-08-2016)

  • Ubuntu 16.04 & Debian 8 support.

0.1.7 (09-10-2015)

  • Compatibility with Chef 12.4.0 and older.

0.1.6 (13-04-2015)

  • Travis-CI integration.

0.1.5 (11-04-2015)

  • Small README file fix.

0.1.4 (10-04-2015)

  • support for CentOS, Fedora, RHEL
  • you can use this cookbook as an attribute-based now, if you want
  • a bit of chefspec

0.1.3 (07-04-2015)

  • forked and renamed for uploading into Supermarket.

0.1.2 (06-04-2015)

  • Actual inter-resource notifications fix.
  • Test Kitchen & ServerSpec integration.

0.1.1 (21-05-2014)

  • First try to fix inter-resource notifications.

0.1.0 (23-12-2013)

  • Initial release

Collaborator Number Metric

0.1.9 failed this metric

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

Foodcritic Metric

0.1.9 failed this metric

FC059: LWRP provider does not declare use_inline_resources: /tmp/502f8f3460073d0a56591c30/timezone_lwrp/providers/default.rb:1
FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: /tmp/502f8f3460073d0a56591c30/timezone_lwrp/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: /tmp/502f8f3460073d0a56591c30/timezone_lwrp/metadata.rb:1