Using Ruby 2.0 on Amazon OpsWorks


I’d like to use Ruby 2.0 on Amazon OpsWorks, so I’m trying the following:

This doesn’t seem to have any effect, though.

  • Do custom cookbooks override their built in counterparts?
  • Does OpsWorks use the Ruby recipe from the cookbook for basic Ruby setup?
  • The same question applies to Nginx too – can I control versions and settings by changing my fork for the cookbooks?


OpsWorks now fully supports Ruby 2.0, in Layer settings you can specify the version of Rails, Bundler and Rubygems.

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