This cookbook provides
ark, a resource for managing software archives. It manages the fetch-unpack-configure-build-install process common to installing software from source, or from binary distributions that are not fully fledged OS packages.
This cookbook started its life as a modified version of Infochimp's install_from cookbook. It has since been heavily refactored and extended to meet different use cases.
Given a simple project archive available at a url:
ark 'pig' do url 'http://apache.org/pig/pig-0.8.0.tar.gz' end
ark resource will:
- fetch it to to
- unpack it to the default path (
- create a symlink for
/usr/local/pig) pointing to path
- add specified binary commands to the environment
By default, the ark will not run again if the
:path is not empty. Ark provides many actions to accommodate different use cases, such as
For remote files ark supports URLs using the remote_file (opens in a new tab) resource. Local files are accessed with the
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- openSUSE / SUSE Linux Enterprises
Should work on common Unix/Linux systems with typical userland utilities like tar, gzip, etc. May require the installation of build tools for compiling from source, but that installation is outside the scope of this cookbook.
- Chef 14+
Customize the attributes to suit site specific conventions and defaults.
node['ark']['apache_mirror']- if the URL is an apache mirror, use the attribute as the default. default:
node['ark']['prefix_root']- default base location if the
prefix_rootis not passed into the resource. default:
node['ark']['prefix_bin']- default binary location if the
prefix_binis not passed into the resource. default:
node['ark']['prefix_home']- default home location if the
prefix_homeis not passed into the resource. default:
node['ark']['package_dependencies']- prerequisite system packages that need to be installed to support ark. default: varies based on platform
node['ark']['tar']- allows overriding the default path to the tar binary, which varies based on platform
node['ark']['sevenzip_binary']- allows overriding the default path to the 7zip binary, which is determined based on registry key value
ark- does the extract/build/configure
:install: extracts the file and creates a 'friendly' symbolic link to the extracted directory path
:configure: configure ahead of the install action
:install_with_make: extracts the archive to a path, runs
:dump: strips all directories from the archive and dumps the contained files into a specified path
:cherry_pick: extract a specified file from an archive and places in specified path
:put: extract the archive to a specified path, does not create any symbolic links
:remove: removes the extracted directory and related symlink #TODO
:setup_py: runs the command "python setup.py" in the extracted directory
:setup_py_build: runs the command "python setup.py build" in the extracted directory
:setup_py_install: runs the command "python setup.py install" in the extracted directory
Extract a specified file from an archive and places in specified path.
path: directory to place file in.
creates: specific file to cherry-pick.
Strips all directories from the archive and dumps the contained files into a specified path.
NOTE: This currently only works for zip archives
path: path to dump files to.
mode: file mode for
app_home, as an integer.
creates: if you are appending files to a given directory, ark needs a condition to test whether the file has already been extracted. You can specify with creates, a file whose existence indicates the ark has previously been extracted and does not need to be extracted again.
Extract the archive to a specified path, does not create any symbolic links.
path: path to extract to.
append_env_path: boolean, if true, append the
./bindirectory of the extracted directory to the global
PATHvariable for all users.
name: name of the package, defaults to the resource name.
url: url for tarball,
.zipcurrently supported. Also supports special syntax
:name:version:apache_mirror:that will auto-magically construct download url from the apache mirrors site.
version: software version, defaults to
mode: file mode for
app_home, is an integer.
prefix_root, for use with
prefix_home: default directory prefix for a friendly symlink to the path.
prefix_bin: default directory to place a symlink to a binary command.
/opt/maven-2.2.1/bin/mvn, where the
path: path to extract the ark to. The
:install*actions overwrite any user-provided values for
home_dir: symbolic link to the path
:prefix_root/:name-:version, does not apply to
has_binaries: array of binary commands to symlink into
/usr/local/bin/, you must specify the relative path.
[ 'bin/java', 'bin/javaws' ]
append_env_path: boolean, similar to
has_binariesbut less granular. If true, append the
./bindirectory of the extracted directory to. the
PATHenvironment variable for all users, by placing a file in
/etc/profile.d/. The commands are symbolically linked into
/usr/bin/*. This option provides more granularity than the boolean option.
environment: hash of environment variables to pass to invoked shell commands like
strip_components: number of components in path to strip when extracting archive. With default value of
1, ark strips the leading directory from an archive, which is the default for both
autoconf_opts: an array of command line options for use with the GNU
[ '--include=/opt/local/include', '--force' ]
make_opts: an array of command line options for use with
[ '--warn-undefined-variables', '--load-average=2' ]
owner: owner of extracted directory.
group: group of extracted directory.
backup: The number of backups to be kept in /var/chef/backup (for UNIX- and Linux-based platforms) or C:/chef/backup (for the Microsoft Windows platform). Set to false to prevent backups from being kept.
This example copies
/var/cache/chef/ivy-2.2.0.tar.gz, unpacks its contents to
/usr/local/ivy-2.2.0/ -- stripping the leading directory, and symlinks
# install Apache Ivy dependency resolution tool ark "ivy" do url 'http://someurl.example.com/ivy.tar.gz' version '2.2.0' checksum '89ba5fde0c596db388c3bbd265b63007a9cc3df3a8e6d79a46780c1a39408cb5' action :install end
This example copies
/var/cache/chef/jdk-7.2.tar.gz, unpacks its contents to
/usr/local/jvm/jdk-7.2/ -- stripping the leading directory, symlinks
/usr/local/jvm/jdk-7.2, and adds
/usr/local/jvm/jdk-7.2/bin/ to the global
PATH for all users. The user 'foobar' is the owner of the
ark 'jdk' do url 'http://download.example.com/jdk-7u2-linux-x64.tar.gz' version '7.2' path "/usr/local/jvm/" home_dir "/usr/local/jvm/default" checksum '89ba5fde0c596db388c3bbd265b63007a9cc3df3a8e6d79a46780c1a39408cb5' append_env_path true owner 'foobar' end
Install Apache Ivy dependency resolution tool in
/resource_name in this case
/usr/local/ivy, do not symlink, and strip any leading directory if one exists in the tarball:
ark "ivy" do url 'http://someurl.example.com/ivy.tar.gz' checksum '89ba5fde0c596db388c3bbd265b63007a9cc3df3a8e6d79a46780c1a39408cb5' action :put end
Install Apache Ivy dependency resolution tool in
/home/foobar/ivy, strip any leading directory if one exists, don't keep backup copies of
ark "ivy" do path "/home/foobar" url 'http://someurl.example.com/ivy.tar.gz' checksum '89ba5fde0c596db388c3bbd265b63007a9cc3df3a8e6d79a46780c1a39408cb5' action :put backup false end
Strip all directories and dump files into path specified by the path attribute. You must specify the
creates attribute in order to keep the extraction from running every time. The directory path will be created if it doesn't already exist:
ark "my_jars" do url "http://example.com/bunch_of_jars.zip" path "/usr/local/tomcat/lib" creates "mysql.jar" owner "tomcat" action :dump end
Extract specific files from a tarball (currently only handles one named file):
ark 'mysql-connector-java' do url 'http://oracle.com/mysql-connector.zip' creates 'mysql-connector-java-5.0.8-bin.jar' path '/usr/local/tomcat/lib' action :cherry_pick end
Build and install haproxy and use alternative values for
ark "haproxy" do url "http://haproxy.1wt.eu/download/1.5/src/snapshot/haproxy-ss-20120403.tar.gz" version "1.5" checksum 'ba0424bf7d23b3a607ee24bbb855bb0ea347d7ffde0bec0cb12a89623cbaf911' make_opts [ 'TARGET=linux26' ] prefix_root '/opt' prefix_home '/opt' prefix_bin '/opt/bin' action :install_with_make end
You can also supply the file extension in case the file extension can not be determined by the URL:
ark "test_autogen" do url 'https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/tarball/master' extension "tar.gz" action :install_with_make end
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