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Cookbook plugin for the Pulp Project

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pulp_cookbook Plugin

This is the pulp_cookbook Plugin for Pulp Project 3.0+. This plugin implements support for Chef cookbooks.

Currently, it allows to import packaged cookbooks into cookbook repositories. When publishing a specific version of a cookbook repository, a universe endpoint will be created to allow tools like berkshelf to download cookbooks and resolve cookbook dependencies.

Not supported (yet):

  • Full support of the Supermarket API

  • Cookbook version constraints to a remote (only filtering by cookbook name is supported)

  • In general, this plugin is at an early stage.

All REST API examples below use httpie to perform the requests. The httpie commands below assume that the user executing the commands has a .netrc file in the home directory. The .netrc should have the following configuration:

machine localhost
login admin
password admin

If you configured the admin user with a different password, adjust the configuration accordingly. If you prefer to specify the username and password with each request, please see httpie documentation on how to do that.

This documentation makes use of the jq library to parse the json received from requests, in order to get the unique urls generated when objects are created. To follow this documentation as-is please install the jq library/binary with:

$ sudo dnf install jq

Install pulpcore

Follow the installation instructions provided with pulpcore.

Users should install from either PyPI or source.

Install pulp_cookbook from source

sudo -u pulp -i
source ~/pulpvenv/bin/activate
git clone
cd pulp_cookbook
pip install -e .

Install pulp-cookbook From PyPI

sudo -u pulp -i
source ~/pulpvenv/bin/activate
pip install pulp-cookbook

Make and Run Migrations

pulp-manager makemigrations pulp_cookbook
pulp-manager migrate pulp_cookbook

Run Services

pulp-manager runserver
gunicorn pulpcore.content:server --bind 'localhost:8080' --worker-class 'aiohttp.GunicornWebWorker' -w 2
sudo systemctl restart pulp_resource_manager
sudo systemctl restart pulp_worker@1
sudo systemctl restart pulp_worker@2

Create a repository foo

$ http POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/repositories/ name=foo

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/repositories/1/",
    "_latest_version_href": null,
    "_versions_href": "/pulp/api/v3/repositories/1/versions/",
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:00:34.872345Z",
    "description": "",
    "name": "foo"

$ export REPO_HREF=$(http :8000/pulp/api/v3/repositories/ | jq -r '.results[] | select(.name == "foo") | ._href')

Upload cookbooks to Pulp

As a simple example, let’s download two cookbooks from the Chef Supermarket and upload them into our repository.

Download ‘ubuntu’ and ‘apt’ cookbooks (the ‘ubuntu’ cookbooks depends on the ‘apt’ cookbook):

$ curl -Lo ubuntu-2.0.1.tgz $ curl -Lo apt-7.0.0.tgz

Create artifacts by uploading the cookbooks to Pulp. First, the artifact for the “ubuntu” cookbook:

ubuntu_resp=$(http --form POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/artifacts/ file@ubuntu-2.0.1.tgz)
echo "$ubuntu_resp" | jq .
export UBUNTU_ARTIFACT_HREF=$(echo "$ubuntu_resp" | jq -r '._href')
"_href": "/pulp/api/v3/artifacts/1/",
"created": "2018-09-05T20:00:37.719715Z",
"file": "/var/lib/pulp/artifact/32/a7d3de4ff8f769eeab4ffc982eb8df845d91d49c01548d6f993b10e52b6f69",
"size": 3712,
"md5": "36b2b6e59dfd4ce8185042e384d73498",
"sha1": "e66700968de9441266e48178acfe63f605d04101",
"sha224": "60807a9415be340a0eaab792c85c0b143f48d18ee82a9e3774c82d18",
"sha256": "32a7d3de4ff8f769eeab4ffc982eb8df845d91d49c01548d6f993b10e52b6f69",
"sha384": "2c5ce13bce99a1f9321d52b7cd9e8a8f4388c7def8b6f977ba6a095bf68e723c4053b5b8687609fb26c8e5e06ec88f84",
"sha512": "b9311176f3cad3aad486717f96ed6a87e520fceb03f389dc5980499ebcef0388acea2106fe964a2e411f39abfbf194d56b96825d7befaef7d3ebbeeb0f5b4c6c"

And then, the “apt” cookbook:

apt_resp=$(http --form POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/artifacts/ file@apt-7.0.0.tgz)
echo "$apt_resp" | jq .
export APT_ARTIFACT_HREF=$(echo "$apt_resp" | jq -r '._href')

Create cookbook content from an Artifact

Create a content unit for ubuntu 2.0.1:

$ http POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/ name="ubuntu" artifact="$UBUNTU_ARTIFACT_HREF"

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/1/",
    "artifact": "/pulp/api/v3/artifacts/1/",
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:00:38.164310Z",
    "dependencies": {
        "apt": ">= 0.0.0"
    "name": "ubuntu",
    "type": "cookbook",
    "version": "2.0.1"

$ export UBUNTU_CONTENT_HREF=$(http :8000/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/?name=ubuntu | jq -r '.results[0]._href')

Create a content unit for apt 7.0.0:

$ http POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/ name="apt" artifact="$APT_ARTIFACT_HREF"

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/2/",
    "artifact": "/pulp/api/v3/artifacts/2/",
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:00:40.897876Z",
    "dependencies": {},
    "name": "apt",
    "type": "cookbook",
    "version": "7.0.0"

$ export APT_CONTENT_HREF=$(http :8000/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/?name=apt | jq -r '.results[0]._href')

Add content to repository foo

$ http POST :8000$REPO_HREF'versions/' add_content_units:="[\"$UBUNTU_CONTENT_HREF\",\"$APT_CONTENT_HREF\"]"

Create a cookbook Publisher

$ http POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/publishers/cookbook/ name=publisher

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/publishers/cookbook/1/",
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:00:42.277819Z",
    "distributions": [],
    "last_updated": "2018-09-05T20:00:42.277843Z",
    "name": "publisher",
    "type": "cookbook"

$ export PUBLISHER_HREF=$(http :8000/pulp/api/v3/publishers/cookbook/ | jq -r '.results[] | select(.name == "publisher") | ._href')

Use the publisher Publisher to create a Publication

$ http POST :8000$PUBLISHER_HREF'publish/' repository=$REPO_HREF

    "task": "/pulp/api/v3/tasks/2/"

$ export PUBLICATION_HREF=$(http :8000/pulp/api/v3/publications/ | jq -r --arg PUBLISHER_HREF "$PUBLISHER_HREF" '.results[] | select(.publisher==$PUBLISHER_HREF) | ._href')

Create a Distribution at ‘foo’ for the Publication

$ http POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/distributions/ name='baz' base_path='foo' publication=$PUBLICATION_HREF

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/distributions/1/",
    "base_path": "foo",
    "base_url": "localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo",
    "content_guard": null,
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:00:44.482852Z",
    "name": "baz",
    "publication": "/pulp/api/v3/publications/1/",
    "publisher": null,
    "repository": null

You can have a look at the published “universe” metadata now:

$ http http://localhost:8000/pulp_cookbook/market/foo/universe

    "apt": {
        "7.0.0": {
            "dependencies": {},
            "download_url": "http://localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo/cookbook_files/apt/7_0_0/apt-7.0.0.tar.gz",
            "location_path": "http://localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo/cookbook_files/apt/7_0_0/apt-7.0.0.tar.gz",
            "location_type": "uri"
    "ubuntu": {
        "2.0.1": {
            "dependencies": {
                "apt": ">= 0.0.0"
            "download_url": "http://localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo/cookbook_files/ubuntu/2_0_1/ubuntu-2.0.1.tar.gz",
            "location_path": "http://localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo/cookbook_files/ubuntu/2_0_1/ubuntu-2.0.1.tar.gz",
            "location_type": "uri"

Use Berkshelf with the published repo

Create a Berksfile with the following content:

source 'http://localhost:8000/pulp_cookbook/market/foo'

cookbook 'ubuntu'

$ berks install

Resolving cookbook dependencies...
Fetching cookbook index from http://localhost:8000/pulp_cookbook/market/foo...
Installing apt (7.0.0) from http://localhost:8000/pulp_cookbook/market/foo ([uri] http://localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo/cookbook_files/apt/7_0_0/apt-7.0.0.tar.gz)
Installing ubuntu (2.0.1) from http://localhost:8000/pulp_cookbook/market/foo ([uri] http://localhost:8080/pulp/content/foo/cookbook_files/ubuntu/2_0_1/ubuntu-2.0.1.tar.gz)

Create a new remote supermarket

In addition to uploading content, pulp_cookbook allows to synchronize a repo with an upstream repo (that has to provide a “universe” endpoint).

Let’s mirror the pulp and qpid cookbooks into our existing repo. First, we have to create a remote:

$ http POST http://localhost:8000/pulp/api/v3/remotes/cookbook/ name='supermarket' url='' cookbooks:='{"pulp": "", "qpid": ""}'

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/remotes/cookbook/1/",
    "connection_limit": 20,
    "cookbooks": {
        "pulp": "",
        "qpid": ""
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:23:09.750080Z",
    "last_updated": "2018-09-05T20:23:09.750113Z",
    "name": "supermarket",
    "policy": "immediate",
    "proxy_url": "",
    "ssl_validation": true,
    "type": "cookbook",
    "url": "",
    "validate": true

$ export REMOTE_HREF=$(http :8000/pulp/api/v3/remotes/cookbook/ | jq -r '.results[] | select(.name == "supermarket") | ._href')

Sync repository foo using remote supermarket

We don’t want to delete the apt and ubuntu coobooks previously imported. Therefore, we sync in ‘additive’ mode by setting mirror to false.

$ http POST :8000$REMOTE_HREF'sync/' repository=$REPO_HREF mirror:=false

Look at the new Repository Version created

$ http GET ':8000'$REPO_HREF'versions/2/'

    "_href": "/pulp/api/v3/repositories/1/versions/2/",
    "base_version": null,
    "content_added_hrefs": {
        "cookbook": "/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/?repository_version_added=/pulp/api/v3/repositories/1/versions/2/"
    "content_added_summary": {
        "cookbook": 2
    "content_hrefs": {
        "cookbook": "/pulp/api/v3/content/cookbook/cookbooks/?repository_version=/pulp/api/v3/repositories/1/versions/2/"
    "content_removed_hrefs": {},
    "content_removed_summary": {},
    "content_summary": {
        "cookbook": 4
    "created": "2018-09-05T20:34:22.636271Z",
    "number": 2

At the time of writing, there was only a single version of the pulp and qpid cookbooks available, respectively. This brings the total count to 4 cookbooks.

Publish the newest version

To publish the version just created, do:

$ http POST :8000$PUBLISHER_HREF'publish/' repository=$REPO_HREF

And update the distribution:

$ http PATCH :8000/pulp/api/v3/distributions/1/ publication=/pulp/api/v3/publications/2/

Now, the universe endpoint http://localhost:8000/pulp_cookbook/market/foo/universe will show the content of the new repo version.

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