Chef InSpec 4.7.24 Released!

Hello InSpec friends!
We are delighted to announce the availability of version 4.7.24 of Chef InSpec. Changes include:

New Features

  • Sweet: The sys_info resource features two new properties - manufacturer and model - which let you determine information about the hardware being inspected.


  • Lights Out: The service resource no longer issues a deprecation warning when the should be_running matcher is used. There are no plans to remove this matcher in the foreseeable future. Thank you to users for their feedback on this!

Bug Fixes

  • The Need For Speed: When installing plugins, the installer no longer tries to extract documentation from the underlying libraries, a process which usually failed in the past. This change makes plugin installation much faster, more stable, and requires less disk space.
  • Painted: Chef InSpec properly handles and reports exceptions with mutually incompatible resources and transports. For example: Using a file resource on the aws transport.

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