librarian-chef is like a bundler for cookbooks. Manage your cookbooks and dependencies in a single file.
Here is how
$ gem install librarian-chef $ librarian-chef init # edit the newly created Cheffile to add your cookbooks $ librarian-chef install
Cookboks listed in the Cheffile will be downloaded to the cookbooks folder, you will also noticed a Cheffile.lock is created locking the versions.
Here is an example:
#!/usr/bin/env ruby #^syntax detection site 'http://community.opscode.com/api/v1' cookbook 'apt' cookbook 'git' cookbook 'build-essential' cookbook 'tmux' # Include cookbooks from github cookbook 'ruby_build', :git => 'https://github.com/fnichol/chef-ruby_build.git' cookbook 'rbenv', :git => 'https://github.com/fnichol/chef-rbenv.git', :ref => 'v0.7.2'