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wkhtmltopdf-update (9) Versions 0.5.0

Installs wkhtmltoimage and wkhtmltopdf

cookbook 'wkhtmltopdf-update', '= 0.5.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'wkhtmltopdf-update', '= 0.5.0'
knife supermarket install wkhtmltopdf-update
knife supermarket download wkhtmltopdf-update
Quality 57%

chef-wkhtmltopdf Build Status


Installs wkhtmltopdf static binaries. This cookbook is inspired by

Cookbook Compatibility:

  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.3.0: wkhtmltopdf 0.12.2
  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.3.1: wkhtmltopdf
  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.4.0: wkhtmltopdf
  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.4.1: wkhtmltopdf
  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.4.2: wkhtmltopdf
  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.4.3: wkhtmltopdf
  • chef-wkhtmltopdf 0.5.0: wkhtmltopdf 0.12.4



  • CentOS 6
  • RedHat 6
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04


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These attributes are under the node['wkhtmltopdf-update'] namespace.

Attribute Description Type Default
dependency_packages Packages that contain wkhtmltopdf dependencies String (auto-detected, see attributes/default.rb)
install_dir directory to install static binaries String /usr/local/bin
lib_dir directory to install libraries String ''
mirror_url URL for wkhtmltopdf String (auto-detected, see attributes/default.rb)
platform wkhtmltopdf platform and architecture String (auto-detected, see attributes/default.rb)
version wkhtmltopdf version to install String 0.12.4


  • recipe[wkhtmltopdf-update] Installs wkhtmltoimage and wkhtmltopdf
  • recipe[wkhtmltopdf-update::binary] Installs wkhtmltoimage and wkhtmltopdf static binaries


  • Add recipe(s) to node's run list

Testing and Development

Here's how you can quickly get testing or developing against the cookbook thanks to Vagrant and Berkshelf.

vagrant plugin install vagrant-berkshelf
vagrant plugin install vagrant-cachier
vagrant plugin install vagrant-omnibus
git clone git://
cd chef-wkhtmltopdf
vagrant up BOX # BOX being centos5, centos6, debian7, fedora18, fedora19, fedora20, freebsd9, ubuntu1204, ubuntu1210, ubuntu1304, ubuntu1310, ubuntu1404, ubuntu1410, or ubuntu1604

You can then SSH into the running VM using the vagrant ssh BOX command.

The VM can easily be stopped and deleted with the vagrant destroy command. Please see the official Vagrant documentation for a more in depth explanation of available commands.

All vagrant up BOX commands will use VirtualBox with the exception of ubuntu14* boxes being able to use either VirtualBox or Parallels depending on what your local provider is set to.


Please use standard Github issues/pull requests and if possible, in combination with testing on the Vagrant boxes.



Please see licensing information in: [LICENSE](LICENSE)

Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


  • Updated the mirror URL to use
  • Updated the install packages to include x11-dev, zlib1g-dev, libfreetype6-dev (for debian based, need fedora, rhel, centos testing)
  • Added Ubuntu 16.04
  • Updated Gems
  • Updated Berksfile to source to reflect preferred method by Chef
  • Updated Travis RVM to 2.4.2
  • Updated Rubocop to exclude Vagrantfile and added FrozenStringLiterals


  • Update the mirror URL to use instead of


  • Update the mirror URL to use instead of sourceforge


  • Enhancement: #2: Changes to use chef package resource to install wkhtmltopdf
  • Enhancement: Adds chef_wkhtmltopdf_cleanup recipe to remove wkhtmltopdf installed by previous chef-wkhtmltopdf cookbook


  • Bugfix: Removed extraneous wkhtmltoimage/wkhtmltopdf attributes
  • Enhancement: #2: Updated to wkhtmltopdf 0.12.0
  • Enhancement: Consolidated _binary recipes into single binary recipe
  • Enhancement: Set lib_dir to install
  • Enhancement: Move dependency package installation to dependency_packages attribute and default recipe
  • Enhancement: Renamed arch attribute to platform (to better handle download URLs)


  • Initial release

Collaborator Number Metric

0.5.0 failed this metric

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

Contributing File Metric

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Foodcritic Metric

0.5.0 failed this metric

FC077: Metadata uses the deprecated "replaces" keyword: wkhtmltopdf-update/metadata.rb:1
FC109: Use platform-specific package resources instead of provider property: wkhtmltopdf-update/recipes/binary.rb:10
Run with Foodcritic Version 12.2.1 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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