nodejs (20) Versions 2.2.0

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Installs Node.js and manage npm


Include the nodejs recipe to install node on your system based on the default installation method: chef include_recipe "nodejs" Installation method can be customized with attribute node['nodejs']['install_method']

Install methods


Install node from packages:

node['nodejs']['install_method'] = 'package' # Not necessary because it's the default
include_recipe "nodejs"
# Or
include_recipe "nodejs::nodejs_from_package"

Note that only apt (Ubuntu, Debian) appears to have up to date packages available. Centos, RHEL, etc are non-functional (try nodejs_from_binary for those).


Install node from official prebuilt binaries: ```chef node['nodejs']['install_method'] = 'binary' include_recipe "nodejs"


include_recipe "nodejs::nodejs_from_binary" ```


Install node from sources: ```chef node['nodejs']['install_method'] = 'source' include_recipe "nodejs"


include_recipe "nodejs::nodejs_from_source" ```


Npm is included in nodejs installs by default. By default, we are using it and call it embedded. Adding recipe nodejs::npm assure you to have npm installed and let you choose install method with node['nodejs']['npm']['install_method'] chef include_recipe "nodejs::npm" Warning: This recipe will include the nodejs recipe, which by default includes nodejs::nodejs_from_package if you did not set node['nodejs']['install_method'].



nodejs_npm let you install npm packages from various sources: * npm registry: * name: attribute :package * version: attribute :version (optionnal) * url: attribute :url * for git use git://{your_repo} * from a json (packages.json by default): attribute :json * use true for default * use a String to specify json file

Packages can be installed globally (by default) or in a directory (by using attribute :path)

You can append more specific options to npm command with attribute :options array :
* use an array of options (w/ dash), they will be added to npm call. * ex: ['--production','--force'] or ['--force-latest']

This LWRP try to use npm bare as much as possible (no custom wrapper).



Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0
ark >= 0.0.0
build-essential >= 0.0.0
yum-epel >= 0.0.0

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v2.0.0 (unreleased)

  • Travis integration
  • Gems updated
  • Rewrite cookbook dependencies
  • Added complete test-kitchen integration : Rake, rubocop, foodcritic, vagrant, bats testing ...
  • Added NodeJS install_method option (sources, bins or packages)
  • Added NPM install_method option (sources or packages)
  • NPM version can now be chosen independently from nodejs' embedded version
  • Added a nodejs_npm LWRP to manage, install and resolve NPM packages


  • update default versions to the latest: node - v0.10.15 and npm - v1.3.5
  • default to package installation of nodejs on smartos (@wanelo-pair)
  • Add Raspberry pi support (@robertkowalski)


  • implement installation from package on RedHat - (@vaskas)


  • update default version of node to 0.10.13 - and npm - v1.3.4 ([@jodosha][])


  • update default version of node to 0.10.2 - (@bakins)
  • fully migrated to test-kitchen 1.alpha and vagrant 1.1.x/berkshelf 1.3.1


  • update default versions to the latest: node - v0.10.0 and npm - v1.2.14
  • make_thread is now a real attribute - (@ChrisLundquist)


  • rewrite the package install; remove rpm support since there are no longer any packages available anywhere
  • add support to install legacy_packages from ubuntu repo as well as the latest 0.10.x branch (this is default).


  • add support for binary installation method (@JulesAU)


  • unreleased


  • add smartos support for package install (@sax)
  • support to compile with all processors available (default 2 if unknown) - (@ChrisLundquist)
  • moved to platform_family syntax
  • ensure npm recipe honours the 'source' or 'package' setting - (@markbirbeck)
  • updated the default versions to the latest stable node/npm


  • fixed bug that prevented overwritting the node/npm versions (moved the src_urls as local variables instead of attributes) - (@johannesbecker)
  • updated the default versions to the latest node/npm


  • added packages installation support (@smith)

2.2.0 passed Foodcritic.

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