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I'm creating a Vagrantfile that uses chef solo to install OpenJDK on Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a way to specify which specific package of OpenJDK is installed? This way I can be sure I'm consistent across multiple installs.

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You can specify the exact version number of a package as an attribute inside the package resource:

package "foo" do
  action :install
  version "1.2.3"

If the version number expected is not present in an available apt repository the recipe will fail with an exception.

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Excellent, thanks! – Jeff Storey Sep 27 '12 at 1:03

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