Local install using chef_gem


#1

I am building servers that are behind firewalls where we don’t want to
fetch things from the Internet. I would like to be able to obtain the gems
necessary for the process and copy them from our internal repository and
then install locally.

I tried the following:

#chef_gem “zk” do
#action :install
#end

if ! File.exist?("/opt/chef/maint/gemsetup")

directory "/tmp/gems" do
  owner "root"
  action :create
end

%w(little-plugger-1.1.3.gem logger-1.2.8.gem mini_portile-0.5.2.gem

logging-1.7.2.gem zookeeper-1.4.8.gem zk-1.9.3.gem).each do |gemfile|

  bash "Fetch #{gemfile} and install" do
    user "root"
    cwd  "/tmp/gems"
    code <<-EOH
    wget http://gitserver:4002/gems/#{gemfile}
    /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install -V #{gemfile}
    EOH
  end

But when I got to the line of code "require ‘zk’, it blew up.

JOHN HASTY
Software as a Service - DevOps
Software Group

Phone: 1-512-804-9968 IBM
E-mail: jahasty@us.ibm.com
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Austin, TX 78704
United States


#2

JOHN HASTY jahasty@us.ibm.com writes:

Hi John,

I am building servers that are behind firewalls where we don’t want to
fetch things from the Internet. I would like to be able to obtain the gems
necessary for the process and copy them from our internal repository and
then install locally.

I tried the following:

#chef_gem “zk” do
#action :install
#end

chef_gem is for installing gems to the omnibus bundled ruby, generally
not what you want unless you intend to use the libraries directly in chef
recipes. perhaps gem_package? Also, it looks like this is commented out?

if ! File.exist?("/opt/chef/maint/gemsetup")

directory "/tmp/gems" do
  owner "root"
  action :create
end

%w(little-plugger-1.1.3.gem logger-1.2.8.gem mini_portile-0.5.2.gem

logging-1.7.2.gem zookeeper-1.4.8.gem zk-1.9.3.gem).each do |gemfile|

lots to be stuffing in the chef bundled roobay :slight_smile:

  bash "Fetch #{gemfile} and install" do
    user "root"
    cwd  "/tmp/gems"
    code <<-EOH
    wget http://gitserver:4002/gems/#{gemfile}
    /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install -V #{gemfile}
    EOH
  end

instead of a bash resource doing two things at once this may be better
split into two resource calls if you need to go this route: remote_file and chef_gem

since chef_gem can install from the local file system, maybe something along
the lines of:

%w(little-plugger-1.1.3.gem logger-1.2.8.gem mini_portile-0.5.2.gem
logging-1.7.2.gem zookeeper-1.4.8.gem zk-1.9.3.gem).each do |gemfile|

gem_local_path = ::File.join("/tmp/gems/", gemfile)

remote_file gem_local_path do
source "http://gitserver:4002/gems/#{gemfile}"
end

chef_gem gemfile do
source gem_local_path
end

But when I got to the line of code "require ‘zk’, it blew up.

…snip sig…


-sean