Vagrant + Chef + apt: Is it possible to install a specific version of a deb package on a Ubuntu VM?

Vagrant + Chef + apt: Is it possible to install a specific version of a deb package on a Ubuntu VM?

I’m using Vagrant with Chef to build a Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine. I’m using the opscode cookbooks from here: https://github.com/opscode/cookbooks
I want to use the opscode apt cookbook to install packages. I want to make sure it installs a specific version of a package, to make sure the build environment is consistent. Here’s an example of what I’m trying to do:
package “git” do
action :install
end

I know that if you install the package using apt from the command line, you can specify the version like so:
apt-get install git=1:1.7.9.5-1

But I can’t figure out how to do this via the cookbook. Is this possible?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

I think I figured it out. It’s pretty simple:

package "git" do
  version "1:1.7.9.5-1"
  action :install
end

References

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