Poise-Ruby-Build Cookbook

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A ruby-build provider for the poise-ruby cookbook.


The ruby_build provider uses ruby-build to compile and install Ruby.

ruby_runtime 'myapp' do
  provider :ruby_build
  version '2.1'


  • install_doc – Install documentation with Ruby. (default: false)
  • install_repo – Git URI to clone to install ruby-build. (default: https://github.com/sstephenson/ruby-build.git)
  • install_rev – Git revision to clone to install ruby-build. (default: master)
  • prefix – Base path for install ruby-build and rubies. (default: /opt/ruby_build)
  • version – Override the Ruby version.


Development sponsored by Bloomberg.

The Poise test server infrastructure is sponsored by Rackspace.


Copyright 2015-2017, Noah Kantrowitz

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


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