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ubuntu (8) Versions 1.1.8

Sets up apt sources for Ubuntu Linux

cookbook 'ubuntu', '~> 1.1.8'
cookbook 'ubuntu', '~> 1.1.8'
knife cookbook site install ubuntu
knife cookbook site download ubuntu


Sets up apt sources for Ubuntu.



  • Ubuntu


  • apt


See attributes/default.rb for default values.

  • node['ubuntu']['archive_url'] - Archived package repo URL
  • node['ubuntu']['security_url'] - Security update package repo URL
  • node['ubuntu']['include_source_packages'] - Add source packages to the apt sources. Defaults to true
  • node['ubuntu']['architectures'] - Optional array of architectures to download from the repos. Defaults to nil and all archs are used
  • node['ubuntu']['components'] - Repository components to use. Defaults to "main restricted universe multiverse"
  • node['ubuntu']['locale'] - The locale to set the OS to
  • node['ubuntu']['codename'] - A codename to use, defaults to node['lsb']['codename'], e.g. precise.



Includes the apt default recipe to ensure the package cache is updated and manages the /etc/apt/sources.list for the node's platform code name. The template adds sources for main, restricted, universe and multiverse.


Include recipe[ubuntu] on systems where you want to manage the sources.list. Currently the template enables main, restricted, universe and multiverse for the node's codename (e.g., lucid, natty, etc). See Roadmap.

License and Author

Author:: Adam Jacob Author:: Joshua Timberman Author:: Tim Smith

Copyright:: 2008-2011, Opscode, Inc Copyright:: 2014, Chef Software, Inc.

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