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 https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.sh | sudo bash -s -- -c current -P chef -v 12.8.1
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:
knife rehashand errors about missing
gemkeyword to metadata.rb per RFC-060