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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.

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The yumrepo cookbook has been deprecated

The yumrepo cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the yumrepo cookbook is no longer recommended. You may find that the yum-corporate cookbook is a suitable alternative.


yumrepo (28) Versions 0.12.4

Installs and configures EPEL, ELFF, Dell, and VMware yum repositories.

cookbook 'yumrepo', '= 0.12.4'
cookbook 'yumrepo', '= 0.12.4', :supermarket
knife supermarket install yumrepo
knife supermarket download yumrepo
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Manages Yum Repository files in /etc/yum.repos.d on CentOS / RHEL 5.x.

Yum repositories included in this recipe: EPEL, ELFF, Dell OMSA, Dell Community, Dell Firmware, VMware Tools, and more...


This cookbook requires RHEL or CentOS 5.x, and newer. It has not been tested on other platforms. It probably will not work with RHEL 4 or CentOS 4, especially if you have not taken action to manually install yum on that platform.


RHEL 6 support is very new, and has been tested on only a few systems. Let me know if you find a bug, related to one of the recipes.

The yumrepo::dell recipe requires Dell manufactured hardware. This recipe should automatically disable itself if non-Dell hardware is detected by Ohai

The yumrepo::vmware-tools recipe requires a VMWare Virtual Machine. This recipe should automatically disable itself if non-VMWare hardware is detected by Ohai.

Individual Recipe Usage:


Includes recipes:

  • yum::yum
  • epel
  • dell
  • vmware-tools




  • Provides repo files for the following Dell repositories.
    • hardware / Open Manage Server Administrator
    • community / formerly the software repository
    • firmware / Convenient but unsupported by Dell
    • See for more info


  • repo[:dell][:download_firmware] = true||false
    • disables/enables community/firmware repositories in dell recipe
    • OMSA (hardware) repository will detect Dell hardware platform and enable itself, dynamically. It is not affected by this attribute.


  • Uninstalls VMwareTools rpm installed from the VMware ESX "Install/Upgrade VMware Tools" menu
  • Uninstalls manually installed vmware-tools packages, the recipe needs to first run to use the RPM packages from the repo.
  • Provides RPM keys and repo file for VMware Tools for the ESX 4.1 release


  • repo[:vmware][:release] (ESX version number, default 4.1)

    • This is used to determine the correct URL in the VMware RHEL5/CentOS repository.
  • repo[:vmware][:install_optional] = true||false

    • Whether or not VMware's optional mouse, and X11 drivers should be installed in the vmware-tools recipe.


  • Annvix repository for packages usable with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.



License and Author

Author:: Eric G. Wolfe Copyright:: 2010-2011

Author:: Tippr, Inc. Copyright:: 2010

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.

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