Gem Distribution

Many sites have policies prohibiting their nodes from accessing dependencies via the internet. Choria allows those to manage their own dependencies and disable the built in Gem management:

You can package the nats-pure dependency yourself, perhaps using fpm, and distribute it using your own packages.

You can configure Choria to not install any gem dependencies via Hiera:

mcollective_choria::manage_gem_dependencies: false

You can then configure Choria to install these for you via the system packager, lets say you called the package aio-nats-pure, again via Hiera:

  "aio-nats-pure": "0.1.2"

It will now install this package for you and allow you to manage the version of it, ordering is handled correctly and MCollective will restart appropriately.