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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

Author provided reason for deprecation:

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 0.16.4

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

cookbook 'yumrepo', '= 0.16.4', :supermarket
cookbook 'yumrepo', '= 0.16.4'
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 fairly well tested in the dell, vmware-tools, and
epel recipes. Let me know if you find a platform 6 bug, related to
any 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

A major breaking change in this cookbook is the introduction of an
upgrade recipe
for vmware-tools. Since VMWare does not support
upgrades on their packaged vmware-tools, I created a
vmware-tools-upgrade recipe to migrate from vmware-tools 4.1 to 5.0u1.

You should ensure the yumrepo recipes are not in a base role, until
all your nodes have been migrated to 5.0u1. Due to this incompatibility,
vmware-tools has been removed from the default recipe.

Individual Recipe Usage:


Includes recipes:

  • yum::yum
  • epel
  • dell



  • 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.


  • Provides repo files for
    • Ruby and Opscode Chef packages for RHEL distros


  • Removes vmware-tools for ESX 4.1 installed with this cookbook. Then includes the yumrepo::vmware-tools recipe to re-install VMWare Tools compatiblie with ESX 5.0u1. This must be in your run list before the yumrepo::vmware-tools recipe to successfully upgrade the tools with the recipe.


  • Uninstalls VMwareTools rpm installed from the VMware "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 ESX

  • repo['vmware']['release'] (ESX version number, default 5.0u1)

    • This is used to determine the correct URL in the VMware RHEL5/CentOS repository.


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


  • PostgreSQL RPMs

  • repo['postgresql']['version']

    • Select version of Postgres to install via attribute.



  • Generic example recipe to be used with an internal Yum mirror, or repository.
    • By default this recipe uses the basename of your domain as the repository name.


  • Jenkins CI yum repository

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,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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