Broken link to the msi based windows installer


#1

Hi guys, the link you’ve provided here:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Quick+Start+for+Windows#QuickStartforWindows-Step2%3AInstallChefandDependancies

Is broken.

Also, it’d be really nice to just have the standard gem commands to use
documented. The installer is advertised as “beta”. I’d rather just
manually install what’s needed versus playing with additional betaware.


#2

Sorry about that - I’ve corrected the link, and removed the now incorrect
beta statement from the Windows Quick Start -
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Quick+Start+for+Windows. (Made the
change from beta with the release in other sections, but missed the one you
referenced.)

You’ll notice that you’re at the Quick Start, which sets your management
workstation up as a chef client. If you don’t want to use the quick start
(with the full installer), there is detail on the page and in the navigation
and on the sponsoring “Installation” page for the whole section which should
direct you appropriately. See attached for pretty visual pointy help.

  • Tom

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.com wrote:

Hi guys, the link you’ve provided here:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Quick+Start+for+Windows#QuickStartforWindows-Step2%3AInstallChefandDependancies

Is broken.

Also, it’d be really nice to just have the standard gem commands to use
documented. The installer is advertised as “beta”. I’d rather just
manually install what’s needed versus playing with additional betaware.


#3

I think many of us will use a windows box as the starting point for
deployments via knife (deployments covering both *nix AND windows
platforms).

Thanks again!!!

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Tom Thomas tom@opscode.com wrote:

Sorry about that - I’ve corrected the link, and removed the now incorrect
beta statement from the Windows Quick Start -
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Quick+Start+for+Windows. (Made the
change from beta with the release in other sections, but missed the one you
referenced.)

You’ll notice that you’re at the Quick Start, which sets your management
workstation up as a chef client. If you don’t want to use the quick start
(with the full installer), there is detail on the page and in the navigation
and on the sponsoring “Installation” page for the whole section which should
direct you appropriately. See attached for pretty visual pointy help.

  • Tom

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Maven User maven.2.user@gmail.comwrote:

Hi guys, the link you’ve provided here:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Quick+Start+for+Windows#QuickStartforWindows-Step2%3AInstallChefandDependancies

Is broken.

Also, it’d be really nice to just have the standard gem commands to use
documented. The installer is advertised as “beta”. I’d rather just
manually install what’s needed versus playing with additional betaware.