Chef 11.6.0.hotfix.1 available


#1

We’ve released a hotfix of Chef 11.6.0 which resolves the following issues. As a hotfix, this release has not had as much testing as a regular release does and thus should only be used if you experience the related issues. These issues will also be fixed in the 11.8.0 release scheduled for October.

[CHEF-4406] - response_file fails trying to load preseed templates and falls back to cookbook files.
[CHEF-4419] - Absolute file paths with no drive letter for file resources on Windows fails chef-client run
[CHEF-4422] - remote_file fails when source becomes too long
[CHEF-4428] - response_file fails trying to load preseed templates and falls back to cookbook files.

You can install this version using:

curl -L https://www.opscode.com/chef/install.sh | sudo bash -s – -v 11.6.0.hotfix.1


Bryan McLellan | opscode | technical program manager, open source
© 206.607.7108 | (t) @btmspox | (b) http://blog.loftninjas.org


#2

Probably a silly question, but how do I get the windows version of the
installer? When I go to the opscode.com download page the only thing I can
select from the dropdown is the release version.

Our systems don’t all have internet access, so we bootstrap off of our own
local server. To do that I need to be able to download the msi and put it
on that internal box and have not done well with guessing the file name.

Thanks!
Brian

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Bryan McLellan btm@opscode.com wrote:

We’ve released a hotfix of Chef 11.6.0 which resolves the following
issues. As a hotfix, this release has not had as much testing as a regular
release does and thus should only be used if you experience the related
issues. These issues will also be fixed in the 11.8.0 release scheduled for
October.

[CHEF-4406] - response_file fails trying to load preseed templates and
falls back to cookbook files.
[CHEF-4419] - Absolute file paths with no drive letter for file resources
on Windows fails chef-client run
[CHEF-4422] - remote_file fails when source becomes too long
[CHEF-4428] - response_file fails trying to load preseed templates and
falls back to cookbook files.

You can install this version using:

curl -L https://www.opscode.com/chef/install.sh | sudo bash -s – -v
11.6.0.hotfix.1


Bryan McLellan | opscode | technical program manager, open source
© 206.607.7108 | (t) @btmspox | (b) http://blog.loftninjas.org


Brian Anderson | Operations Engineer
Phone 781.696.1304

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#3

… and I figured it out myself.

https://opscode-omnibus-packages.s3.amazonaws.com/windows/2008r2/x86_64/chef-client-11.6.0.hotfix.1-1.windows.msi

Bryan - direct email coming RE: this.

Brian

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Brian Anderson <
brian.anderson@affectiva.com> wrote:

Probably a silly question, but how do I get the windows version of the
installer? When I go to the opscode.com download page the only thing I
can select from the dropdown is the release version.

Our systems don’t all have internet access, so we bootstrap off of our own
local server. To do that I need to be able to download the msi and put it
on that internal box and have not done well with guessing the file name.

Thanks!
Brian

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Bryan McLellan btm@opscode.com wrote:

We’ve released a hotfix of Chef 11.6.0 which resolves the following
issues. As a hotfix, this release has not had as much testing as a regular
release does and thus should only be used if you experience the related
issues. These issues will also be fixed in the 11.8.0 release scheduled for
October.

[CHEF-4406] - response_file fails trying to load preseed templates and
falls back to cookbook files.
[CHEF-4419] - Absolute file paths with no drive letter for file resources
on Windows fails chef-client run
[CHEF-4422] - remote_file fails when source becomes too long
[CHEF-4428] - response_file fails trying to load preseed templates and
falls back to cookbook files.

You can install this version using:

curl -L https://www.opscode.com/chef/install.sh | sudo bash -s – -v
11.6.0.hotfix.1


Bryan McLellan | opscode | technical program manager, open source
© 206.607.7108 | (t) @btmspox | (b) http://blog.loftninjas.org


Brian Anderson | Operations Engineer
Phone 781.696.1304

www.affectiva.com
http://www.facebook.com/affectiva https://twitter.com/Affectiva http://www.youtube.com/user/affectiva
http://www.affectiva.com/blog/ http://www.linkedin.com/company/affectiva_2
https://plus.google.com/b/115885368219797754125/115885368219797754125/posts


Brian Anderson | Operations Engineer
Phone 781.696.1304

www.affectiva.com
http://www.facebook.com/affectiva https://twitter.com/Affectiva
http://www.youtube.com/user/affectiva
http://www.affectiva.com/blog/ http://www.linkedin.com/company/affectiva_2
https://plus.google.com/b/115885368219797754125/115885368219797754125/posts


#4

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Brian Anderson <
brian.anderson@affectiva.com> wrote:

Probably a silly question, but how do I get the windows version of the
installer? When I go to the opscode.com download page the only thing I
can select from the dropdown is the release version.

Our systems don’t all have internet access, so we bootstrap off of our own
local server. To do that I need to be able to download the msi and put it
on that internal box and have not done well with guessing the file name.

Ah yeah, sorry. Everything else gets access to prereleases using the
install.sh -p’ option but Windows is unique because we don’t use
install.sh to fetch the appropriate package. In the future we will update
the UI on the download page for being able to more easily get prereleases.

You can always grab the latest Windows prerelease from the Omnitruck API
from this URL:
www.opscode.com/chef/download?p=windows&pv=2008&m=x86_64&prerelease=true

All the Windows builds are currently the same (built on 2008r2 x86_64) so
version and arch don’t currently matter, but they might in the future so
it’s best to respect them rather than be surprised.

The Omnitruck API is documented here:
http://docs.opscode.com/api_omnitruck.html

As you noticed, you can always dig through the S3 bucket, but we’d like it
to be way easier than that.

Bryan