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yumserver (12) Versions 1.0.1

Installs/Configures yumserver & mirrors remote repos.

cookbook 'yumserver', '= 1.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'yumserver', '= 1.0.1'
knife supermarket install yumserver
knife supermarket download yumserver
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yumserver Cookbook

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Requirements
  3. Attributes
  4. Usage
  5. Contributing
  6. License & Authors


This cookbook allows you to mirror remote Yum repos and serve them up via NGINX.


Requires Chef 12.5 or later as this cookbook makes use of Custom Resources.



Key Type Description Default
['yumserver']['basepath'] String Where to store mirroed yum repos. /var/lib/yum-rep


Key Type Description Default
['yumserver']['nginx']['config_cookbook'] String Which cookbook to use for the NGINX config template. yumserver
['yumserver']['nginx']['servername'] String Server name to use in NGINX config. node['fqdn']


You always need to include the main recipe:

include_recipe 'yumserver::default'

This creates the basepath and installs the following packages:

  • yum-utils
  • createrepo

Additionally the recipe calls yumserver::_nginx which;

  • Sets-up the upstream NGINX repo.
  • Installs nginx.
  • Configures nginx to serve up the basepath.
  • Manages the nginx service.


Each Yum repo you wish to mirror can be defined using the yumserver_mirror custom resource.

Each yumserver_mirror has the following attributes:

Attribute Type Description Default
name String or Symbol Resource name. N/A
local_path String The basepath where the repo should be stored. /var/lib/yum-repo
repo_name String Name of the Yum repo. N/A
repo_description String Description of the Yum repo. N/A
repo_baseurl String Base URL of the Yum repo. N/A

To Mirror EPEL for EL7 for example:

yumserver_mirror 'epel7' do
  repo_name 'nginx'
  repo_description 'The NGINX web server & reverse proxy'
  repo_baseurl ''
  action :create


If you would like to contribute to this cookbook please follow these steps;

  1. Fork the repository on Github.
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x).
  3. Write your change.
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable).
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass.
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github.

License and Authors

License: BSD 2-clause


Dependent cookbooks

yum >= 3.5.2

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

2015-10-11 - Release 1.0.0


Minor doc updates.

2015-10-11 - Release 1.0.0


Initial release. Includes basic functionality.


  • Mirrors Yum repos.
  • Serves Yum repos via NGINX.

Foodcritic Metric

1.0.1 failed this metric

FC016: LWRP does not declare a default action: /tmp/cook/5105afbf6e1f3620b72e868a/yumserver/resources/mirror.rb:1