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thumbor_ng (15) Versions 0.1.7

Installs/Configures Thumbor

cookbook 'thumbor_ng', '= 0.1.7', :supermarket
cookbook 'thumbor_ng', '= 0.1.7'
knife supermarket install thumbor_ng
knife supermarket download thumbor_ng
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thumbor_ng Cookbook

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This is a Chef Cookbook to Install and Configure Thumbor.

This cookbook was heavily inspired from thumbor cookbook maintained by Zanui.


Supported OS

Currently cookbook supports only Ubuntu.

This cookbook was tested on 12.04 and expected to work on 14.04.

Supported Install Methods

This cookbook only supports pip based installation. As mentioned in Thumbor wiki, new release is
always available via pip. Other install methods like source code or package are not
incorporated in this cookbook.


  • thumbor_ng::default - default cookbook run_list recipe

  • thumbor_ng::install - install packages required for thumbor

  • thumbor_ng::user - setup user for thumbor service

  • thumbor_ng::config - setup and mange thumbor configuration

  • thumbor_ng::monit - setup monit checks for nginx/thumbor using cookbook monit-ng

  • thumbor_ng::nginx - setup and manage frontend proxy nginx for thumbor using cookbook nginx

  • thumbor_ng::redis - setup redis for thumbor using cookbook redisio

  • <del> thumbor_ng::haproxy - setup and mange fronend proxy haproxy for thumbor, not completed yet </del>

  • <del> thumbor_ng::varnish - setup and mange fronend proxy varnish for thumbor, not completed yet </del>

For run_list use recipe[thumbor_ng::default] or recipe[thumbor_ng]

Cookbook Advanced Attributes

  • default['thumbor_ng']['proxy'] (default: nginx): thumbor service front end proxy, currently only supports nginx

  • default['thumbor_ng']['storage']['type'] (default: file): thumbor storage type

  • default['thumbor_ng']['init_style'] (default: upstart): thumbor service manager, options: initd upstart

  • default['thumbor_ng']['notify_restart'] (default: true): notify thumbor service on a resource change

  • default['thumbor_ng']['setup_redis'] (default: true): whether to setup redis instance using cookbook - redisio

  • default['thumbor_ng']['setup_user'] (default: true): setup user for thumbor service

  • default['thumbor_ng']['monit']['enable'] (default: false): enables monit checks for nginx and thumbor service using cookbook - monit-ng

  • <del> default['thumbor_ng']['queue']['type'] (default: redis): thumbor detector queue type, option complete setup not tested yet </del>

Cookbook Core Attributes

  • default['thumbor_ng']['version'] (default: 4.5.4): Thumbor release version

  • default['thumbor_ng']['processes'] (default: node['cpu']['total']): # of thumbor processes, default utilizes all CPU cores

  • default['thumbor_ng']['base_port'] (default: 9000): thumbor service base port to spawn multiple processes

  • default['thumbor_ng']['key'] (default: ``): thumbor secret key file content

  • <del> default['thumbor_ng']['log_dir'] (default: /var/log/thumbor): thumbor logs directory, not yet tested </del>

  • default['thumbor_ng']['service_name'] (default: thumbor): thumbor service name

  • default['thumbor_ng']['install_method'] (default: pip): thumbor install method

  • default['thumbor_ng']['listen_address'] (default: inet for thumbor service, change it with caution

  • default['thumbor_ng']['binary'] (default: /usr/local/bin/thumbor): thumbor binary location for thumbor service

  • default['thumbor_ng']['upstart_respawn'] (default: true): respawn service if goes down

  • default['thumbor_ng']['conf_file'] (default: /etc/thumbor.conf): thumbor configuration file

  • default['thumbor_ng']['key_file'] (default: /etc/thumbor.key): thumbor key file

  • default['thumbor_ng']['group'] (default: thumbor): thumbor service group

  • default['thumbor_ng']['user'] (default: thumbor): thumbor service user

  • default['thumbor_ng']['user_home'] (default: nil): thumbor service user home directory

Cookbook apt Repositories Attributes

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['uri'] (default: repo uri

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['distribution'] (default: node['lsb']['codename']): repo distribution

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['keyserver'] (default: repo keyserver

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['components'] (default: [main]): repo components

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['key'] (default: 68DFB11CCBEC8F27): repo key

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['deb_src'] (default: false): whether to fetch source

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['thumbor']['action'] (default: add): apt_repository resource action

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['uri'] (default: repo uri

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['distribution'] (default: node['lsb']['codename']): repo distribution

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['keyserver'] (default: repo keyserver

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['components'] (default: [main multiverse restricted universe]): repo components

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['key'] (default: 40976EAF437D05B5): repo key

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['deb_src'] (default: false): whether to fetch source

  • default['thumbor_ng']['apt']['multiverse']['action'] (default: add): apt_repository resource action

Cookbook thumbor Service Ulimit Attributes

  • default['thumbor_ng']['limits']['memlock'] (default: unlimited): thumbor service memory limit

  • default['thumbor_ng']['limits']['nofile'] (default: 48000): thumbor service file limit

  • default['thumbor_ng']['limits']['nproc'] (default: unlimited): thumbor service proc limit

Cookbook nginx Attributes

  • default['nginx']['default_site_enabled'] (default: false): disable default nginx site

  • default['nginx']['worker_connections'] (default: 4096): nginx worker connections

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['port'] (default: 80): nginx port

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['server_name'] (default: node['fqdn']): nginx thumbor vhost server name

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['client_max_body_size'] (default: 10M): nginx thumbor vhost client max body

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['proxy_read_timeout'] (default: 300): nginx thumbor vhost proxy read timeout

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['proxy_cache']['enabled'] (default: false): enable proxy cache in nginx thumbor vhost

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['proxy_cache']['path'] (default: /var/www/thumbor_cache): nginx thumbor vhost proxy cache location

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['proxy_cache']['key_zone'] (default: thumbor_cache): nginx thumbor vhost proxy cache key zone

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['vhost']['cookbook'] (default: thumbor_ng): nginx thumbor vhost template cookbook name

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['vhost']['template'] (default: nginx.thumbor.vhost.erb): nginx thumbor vhost template name

  • default['thumbor_ng']['nginx']['vhost']['variables'] (default: {}): nginx thumbor vhost template variables

    For more nginx attributes, check out nginx cookbook

Cookbook redis Attributes

Redis is setup using cookbook redisio.

    For more nginx attributes, check out redisio cookbook

Cookbook monit Attributes

Monit checks for thumbor and nginx (or haproxy or varnish).

    For more monit checks attributes & configuration, check out monit-ng cookbook

Cookbook thumbor Default Configuration Attributes

  • default['thumbor_ng']['options']['FILE_STORAGE_ROOT_PATH'] (default: /var/lib/thumbor/file_storage): thumbor file storage location

  • default['thumbor_ng']['options']['RESULT_STORAGE_FILE_STORAGE_ROOT_PATH'] (default: /var/lib/thumbor/result_storage): thumbor result file storage location

Cookbook Dependencies

  • apt
  • python
  • nginx
  • ulimit
  • monit-ng
  • redisio


  • Add support for RHEL platform family
  • Add HAProxy frontend proxy
  • Add Varnish frontend proxy


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests (rake), ensuring they all pass
  6. Write new resource/attribute description to
  7. Write description about changes to PR
  8. Submit a Pull Request using Github

Authors:: Virender Khatri and Contributors

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Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0
python >= 0.0.0
nginx >= 0.0.0
ulimit >= 0.0.0
monit-ng >= 0.0.0
redisio >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

thumbor_ng CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the thumbor_ng cookbook.


  • Virender Khatri - added travis ci support

  • Virender Khatri - fixed foodcritic


  • Virender Khatri - bump thumbor version to 4.6.0

  • Virender Khatri - added log level attribute default['thumbor_ng']['log_level']

  • Virender Khatri - added support for ubuntu 14.04

  • Virender Khatri - filtered packages dependecnies for ubuntu 12+

  • Virender Khatri - thumbor service config file classified for node['platform_family']

  • Virender Khatri - Removed default attributes with default values


  • Virender Khatri - First commit

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0.1.7 passed this metric