I am facing the following problem:
I have forked the opscode java cookbook, since I needed to add some features (pull request already submitted)
I created a wrapper cookbook around the java cookbook, which is called oracle-java, which manages the actual java installation.
Now I am trying to create a wrapper cookbook for tomcat, which just sets some meaningful defaults for my infrastructure when installing tomcat.
When installing tomcat via my tomcat-wrapper cookbook, I noticed that the tomcat cookbook fails, as the java keytool is not present where it is expected. Up on closer inspection, I noticed that the tomcat cookbook pulls in openjdk. I tried running the oracle-java cookbook before running the tomcat cookbook, but that didn’t change anything. It seems that the tomcat cookbook just overrides the previous oracle java installation.
I am using - or at least trying to use - Berkshelf to manage my dependencies.
How do I tell my tomcat wrapper cookbook to not use the java cookbook and use the already existing java installation? Or, even better, not use the java cookbook and use the oracle-java cookbook, which depends on my fork of the java cookbook?