Just a quick note to let you know that I have built RPM packages for Fedora
18, so you can start playing with chef client/solo etc on Fedora.
We are working on getting chef packages to the mainstream fedora
distributions, but there are some upstream blockers, especially the
You can find more information how to add my yum repo at
Once added, you can simply run: ‘yum install chef’, after you installed it,
don’t forget to add your validator.pem and other keys to '/etc/chef’
directory. You can start chef-client with 'systemctl start chef-client’
Yes, I wrote systemd service unit file and other bits to make it
fedora-friendly. I will try to merge that back to opscode/chef codebase
if they accept it, so others can benefit from that.
Please let us know if there are any issues with packages or the way chef is
installed. I tried to follow Fedora packaging guidelines, so all the pieces
should be in already familiar locations.