gem

Use the gem InSpec audit resource to test if a global Gem package is installed.


Availability

Installation

This resource is distributed along with InSpec itself. You can use it automatically.

Version

This resource first became available in v1.0.0 of InSpec.

Syntax

A gem resource block declares a package and (optionally) a package version:

describe gem('gem_package_name', 'gem_binary') do
  it { should be_installed }
end

where

  • ('gem_package_name') must specify a Gem package, such as 'rubocop'
  • ('gem_binary') can specify the path to a non-default gem binary, defaults to 'gem'
  • be_installed is a valid matcher for this resource


Resource Property Examples

The following examples show how to use this InSpec audit resource.

Verify that a gem package is installed, with a specific version

describe gem('rubocop') do
  it { should be_installed }
  its('version') { should eq '0.33.0' }
end

Verify that a particular version is installed when there are multiple versions installed

describe gem('rubocop') do
  it { should be_installed }
  its('versions') { should include /0.51.0/ }
  its('versions.count') { should_not be > 3 }
end

Verify that a gem package is not installed

describe gem('rubocop') do
  it { should_not be_installed }
end

Verify that a gem package is installed in an omnibus environment

describe gem('pry', '/opt/ruby-2.3.1/embedded/bin/gem') do
  it { should be_installed }
end

Verify that a gem package is installed in a chef omnibus environment

describe gem('chef-sugar', :chef) do
  it { should be_installed }
end

Verify that a gem package is installed in a chef-server omnibus environment

describe gem('knife-backup', :chef_server) do
  it { should be_installed }
end


Properties

version (String)

The version property returns a string of the default version on the system:

its('version') { should eq '0.33.0' }

versions

The versions property returns an array of strings of all the versions of the gem installed on the system:

its('versions') { should include /0.33/ }

Matchers

For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

be_installed

The be_installed matcher tests if the named Gem package is installed:

it { should be_installed }