Chef-client didn't upgrade yum package


#1

Hi,

Is it a designed feature that chef-client doesn’t automatically upgrade yum
package even the repository has a newer version of the RPMs? Or I miss
something here?

thanks for your info.

Xianfeng


#2

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM, xyuan@mspot.com wrote:

Hi,

Is it a designed feature that chef-client doesn’t automatically upgrade yum
package even the repository has a newer version of the RPMs? Or I miss
something here?

thanks for your info.

Xianfeng
What does your resource look like? If the action is :install, then it should not upgrade, unless you have a version parameter specifying a newer version. If you always want the newest version, you should use action :upgrade

See also: http://docs.opscode.com/resource_package.html#actions

HTH,


Daniel DeLeo


#3

On Mar 26, 2013, at 12:04 PM, xyuan@mspot.com wrote:

Hi,

Is it a designed feature that chef-client doesn’t automatically upgrade yum
package even the repository has a newer version of the RPMs? Or I miss
something here?

thanks for your info.

The default action is :install, which doesn’t upgrade. Try this:

package “name” do
action :upgrade
end

–Noah


#4

I believe it depends on which action you called in the resource. If you called it with the action :upgrade and there is a newer version I’m fairly certain it does upgrade. This is generally not considered a safe thing to do as upgrades can break.

http://docs.opscode.com/resource_yum.html

Bobby Castleberry
Sr. Systems Engineer
Turner Broadcasting AMPT
404-878-1708 Office
404-661-8084 Cell

On Mar 26, 2013, at 3:04 PM, xyuan@mspot.com
wrote:

Hi,

Is it a designed feature that chef-client doesn’t automatically upgrade yum
package even the repository has a newer version of the RPMs? Or I miss
something here?

thanks for your info.

Xianfeng


#5

the packages will be upgraded only if the action is :upgrade, default is
:install, which only installs if the package is absent, use

yum_package “foo” {action :upgrade}

to upgrade them

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM, xyuan@mspot.com wrote:

Hi,

Is it a designed feature that chef-client doesn’t automatically upgrade yum
package even the repository has a newer version of the RPMs? Or I miss
something here?

thanks for your info.

Xianfeng