Chef on POWER / Linux (RHEL) platform


#1

Does Chef has processor architecture dependancy? e.g. x86 family, POWER etc.
Hopefully not! Document doesn’t say anything on this.
Does anyone has tried Chef on POWER/Linux? any known issues??

My understanding is Chef recipes are ruby DSL so if ruby can run successfully
on POWER/Linux (RHEL) platform then ideally Chef should run seamlessly on this
platform. Offcourse Chef has been supported on most of the Linux flavors.

Thanks,
Aditya Nitsure


#2

Am 2013-04-03 15:06, schrieb adityanitsure@yahoo.co.uk:

Does Chef has processor architecture dependancy? e.g. x86 family,
POWER etc.
Hopefully not! Document doesn’t say anything on this.
Does anyone has tried Chef on POWER/Linux? any known issues??

My understanding is Chef recipes are ruby DSL so if ruby can run
successfully
on POWER/Linux (RHEL) platform then ideally Chef should run seamlessly
on this
platform. Offcourse Chef has been supported on most of the Linux
flavors.

I successfully ran chef-client on a raspberrypi which is an arm. So
chef(-client) isn’t depending on x86-platform.
Of course it could be that your flavour of linux isn’t matched in the
cookbooks (as it is with raspbian), but thats a problem that can also
bite you on x86-distributions.

Have fun,

Arnold


#3

I’ve run Chef successfully with Debian/390. You have to build it from source rather than install from packages, but it worked fine otherwise.

-j

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On Apr 3, 2013, at 6:06 AM, adityanitsure@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

Does Chef has processor architecture dependancy? e.g. x86 family, POWER etc.
Hopefully not! Document doesn’t say anything on this.
Does anyone has tried Chef on POWER/Linux? any known issues??

My understanding is Chef recipes are ruby DSL so if ruby can run successfully
on POWER/Linux (RHEL) platform then ideally Chef should run seamlessly on this
platform. Offcourse Chef has been supported on most of the Linux flavors.

Thanks,
Aditya Nitsure


#4

On 4/3/13 6:06 AM, adityanitsure@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

Does Chef has processor architecture dependancy? e.g. x86 family, POWER etc.
Hopefully not! Document doesn’t say anything on this.
Does anyone has tried Chef on POWER/Linux? any known issues??

My understanding is Chef recipes are ruby DSL so if ruby can run successfully
on POWER/Linux (RHEL) platform then ideally Chef should run seamlessly on this
platform. Offcourse Chef has been supported on most of the Linux flavors.

Thanks,
Aditya Nitsure
Yeah, its been run on a custom powerpc 32-bit RHEL-based distribution.
Once you’ve dealt with getting ruby, rubygems, and any binary gems like
yajl installed, then it should just work. Also should be possible to
build an omnibus package for it.