Managing the cookbooks

The cookbooks that we will be using are all available at the following URL: Because a number of cookbooks used in this example are under active development, the ones required for the examples have been frozen (as of writing of this book) to ensure compatibility with the examples; it is better to have them slightly out of date than broken in this case.

However, when you write your own cookbooks and deploy your own software beyond this example, you will find that there are a large number of cookbooks that can be found through the Chef community site——or by searching the Web for cookbooks; many of these will be hosted on GitHub, BitBucket, or similar ...

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