Chef Infra Client 16.9.29 Released!

Hey folks,

We have a great little update to Chef Infra Client 16 out for you all today:

Chef InSpec 4.25.1

Chef InSpec has been updated from 4.24.8 to 4.25.1:

  • OpenSSH Client on Windows can now be tested with the ssh_config and sshd_config resources. Thanks @rgeissert!
  • The --reporter-message-truncation option now also truncates the code_desc field, preventing failures when sending large reports to Automate.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved failures from running chef-client on some Windows systems.
  • Compliance Phase: Improved detection of the audit cookbook when it is used for compliance reporting.
  • chef-shell: Added support for loading configs in client.d directories - Thanks @jaymzh!
  • Duplicate gems in our packaging have been removed to further shrink the package sizes and improve load time.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from or by using the mixlib-install command-line utility:

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 16.9.29

Alternatively, you can install Chef Infra Client using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 16.9.29
# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 16.9.29

If you want to give this version a spin in Test Kitchen, create or add the following to your kitchen.yml file:

  product_name: chef
  product_version: 16.9.29