Chef 12.8 pre-release update

Last week I sent a pre-release announcement regarding the upcoming chef client version 12.8.0. We caught an ohai regression in that build affecting rackspace users and today (actually it dropped last night) we are making available version 12.8.1 which includes a fix to that issue.

Install on linux via:
curl | sudo bash -s -- -c current -P chef -v 12.8.1

windows link:

The 12.8.1 build includes some other features and fixes that merged into master between now and the 12.8.0 drop. The most notable are:

  • Fixed knife rehash and errors about missing knife subcommands
  • Added gem keyword to metadata.rb per RFC-060

For more exact details on changes made in 12.8, please review the change log and the release notes.