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  • All traces of Ruby that come installed by default on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS are removed

    apt-get --purge remove ruby-rvm -y
    apt-get autoremove -y
    rm -rf /usr/share/ruby-rvm /etc/rvmrc /etc/profile.d/
  • The following packages are installed

    apt-get install ruby1.9.3 libxslt1-dev libxml2-dev libyaml-dev make xvfb libasound2 libgtk2.0-0 -y
  • Specific versions of a handful of Ruby Gems are pre-installed using Ruby's Bundler Gem (very similar to what Maven does with caching dependencies locally in ~/.m2/repository)

    gem install --no-rdoc --no-ri --version 1.6.0 bundler
    svn -q co .
    bundle install

    (info) dictates which Ruby Gems are installed when bundle install is invoked


  • Multiple versions of the linux-x64, en-US version of Firefox are installed (currently 14.0.1, 22.0, 27.0.1, and 30.0)
  • Cached from into a highly available S3 bucket
  • Unpacked to the local file system into version specific directories

  • The latest version becomes the default and is available on the path by invoking firefox

    /usr/bin/firefox -> /usr/local/firefox/firefox30/firefox
  • Other versions can be invoked manually

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