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ruby-build Chef Cookbook

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Manages the ruby-build framework and its installed Rubies, through custom resources.


This cookbook is maintained by the Sous Chefs. The Sous Chefs are a community of Chef cookbook maintainers working together to maintain important cookbooks. If you’d like to know more please visit or come chat with us on the Chef Community Slack in #sous-chefs.


It is for use in standalone mode. If you wish to use ruby-build with rbenv, please use the rbenv cookbook.



  • Chef 15+

Supported Platforms

  • Ubuntu 16.04+
  • MacOS
  • debian 8+
  • FreeBSD 9+
  • RedHat 6+


# metadata.rb
depends 'ruby_build'
# default.rb
ruby_build_install ''

ruby_build_definition '2.6.0'

build 2.6.0 with a patch that lives in your cookbook's files/default dir

ruby_build_definition '2.6.0' do patch 'foobar.patch' end


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