packages

Use the packages InSpec audit resource to test the properties of multiple packages on the system.


Syntax

A packages resource block declares a regular expression search to select packages

describe packages(/name/) do
  its('statuses') { should cmp 'installed' }
end


Examples

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

Verify that no xserver packages are installed

describe package(/xserver/) do
  its('statuses') { should_not cmp 'installed' }
end

Verify all openssl packages match a certain version

describe package(/openssl/) do
  its('versions') { should cmp '1.0.1e-42.el7' }
end

Verify that both the i686 and x86_64 versions of libgcc are installed

describe package(/libgcc/) do
  its('architectures') { should include 'x86_64' }
  its('architectures') { should include 'i686' }
end


Matchers

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

statuses

The statuses matcher tests if packages are installed on the system

its('statuses') { should cmp 'installed' }

versions

The versions matcher tests the versions of the packages installed on the system

its('versions') { should cmp '3.4.0.2-4.el7' }

architectures

The architectures matcher tests the architecture of packages installed on the system

its('architectures') { should include 'i686' }