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Bootstrap Chef Solo
#!/usr/bin/env bash
apt-get -y update
apt-get -y install build-essential zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libreadline5-dev libyaml-dev
cd /tmp
tar -xvzf ruby-1.9.3-p125.tar.gz
cd ruby-1.9.3-p125/
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make install
gem install chef ruby-shadow --no-ri --no-rdoc

Heads up, the name of readline's packaged was changed to libreadline-gplv2-dev (or lib64readline-gplv2-dev when using 64bit) from libreadline5-dev on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. And that means without readline, the dependencies for the build-essential will fail and the gcc compiler will not be installed.

wadtech commented May 9, 2012

You can also use libreadline6-dev instead of libreadline5-dev in 12.04.


ghost commented Jun 30, 2012

Don't you want apt-get -y upgrade after the update? Sometimes, ubuntu asks for a reboot afterwards (if you look at the post-login message).

ipoval commented Jun 1, 2013

@bluemont, apt-get upgrade will upgrade all the packages in the system, not sure if you want this

codemis commented Jul 19, 2013

I have written a Gist for setting this up on Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit systems. Check it out at: Ruby & Chef Install

Gist for setting this up on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 Bit here

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