while not being officially supported, I want to run Chef Server 12 (12.3.0) on Debian Jessie.
After fixing Debian’s systemd ego trip as described in chef-cookbooks/chef-server#86, it is installing and running successfully.
While everything works™ then, there is one issue:
# chef-server-ctl status fail: bookshelf: unable to change to service directory: file does not exist fail: nginx: unable to change to service directory: file does not exist ...
I also described this problem here:
It turns out that as soon as I
export SVDIR=/opt/opscode/service, chef commands work, as runit is able to find the service directory.
I tried setting this variable in
/etc/environment, but this is not used for non-login shells (like when I do
sudo chef-server-ctl). Only
sudo su helps and I found no other way, to fix this on the system level.
So the best would be a solution within
chef-server-ctl. Has anyone an overview, where this would fit? I see
export SVWAIT=30 in
bin/chef-server-ctl. I’m just wondering about the magic that lets it know the service directory on e.g. Ubuntu.
Anyone with an idea?