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vlc (5) Versions 1.0.0

Installs VLC

cookbook 'vlc', '= 1.0.0'
cookbook 'vlc', '= 1.0.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install vlc
knife supermarket download vlc
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Vlc Cookbook

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A Chef cookbook for VLC.


As of v1.0.0, Chef 12.5 is generally required, though it may be possible to use it in earlier versions of Chef 12 via the compat_resource cookbook.

This cookbook currently supports a number of platforms. It uses the dmg, windows, apt, and freebsd community cookbooks for OS X, Windows, Ubuntu/Debian, and FreeBSD support, respectively.

For RHEL support, it uses the Nux Dextop YUM repo (which also depends on EPEL), as EPEL has no VLC packages and RPMForge doesn't have any for RHEL 7.


Either add the default recipe to your run_list or implement the resource directly in a recipe of your own.



Performs an attribute-driven install of VLC.



A specific version of VLC can be installed if you so desire:

default['vlc']['app']['version'] = nil



A platform-agnostic parent resource that defines the properties and actions for all the platform-specific child resources.


vlc_app 'default' do
    version '1.2.3'
    action :install


Action Description
:install Install the app
:remove Uninstall the app


Attribute Default Description
version nil A specific version to install
action :install Action(s) to perform


OS X implementation of the vlc_app resource.


Windows implementation of the vlc_app resource.


Debian/Ubuntu implementation of the vlc_app resource.


RHEL (and RHEL-alike) implementation of the vlc_app resource.


FreeBSD implementation of the vlc_app resource.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Add tests for the new feature; ensure they pass (rake)
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  6. Create a new Pull Request

License & Authors

Copyright 2015 Jonathan Hartman

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, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

freebsd ~> 0.3
yum-epel ~> 0.6
yum ~> 3.8
apt ~> 2.7
windows ~> 1.37
dmg ~> 2.2

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Vlc Cookbook CHANGELOG

v1.0.0 (2015-12-09)

  • Update to Chef custom resources (breaking compatibility with Chef < 12.5)
  • Add RHEL support
  • Change the node['vlc']['version'] attribute to the better-namespaced node['vlc']['app']['version']

v0.3.0 (2015-06-23)

  • Give the vlc_app resource an optional version attribute
  • Fix bug with OS X package's mount volume name

v0.2.0 (2015-06-21)

  • Remove hardcoded version strings in OS X and Windows providers; get latest version from the VLC site during the Chef run

v0.1.0 (2015-06-20)

  • Initial release for OS X, Windows, Ubuntu/Debian, and FreeBSD!

v0.0.1 (2015-06-14)

  • Development started

Foodcritic Metric

1.0.0 passed this metric