I am a beginner with custom chef generators, hopefully i can describe my issue and see if someone can make sense of this.
I used the command:
chef generate generator my_generator
which worked well, then i ran
chef gem install chef-flavor-pan
and i added
chefdk.generator_cookbook "\path\to\custom_generator" to my knife.rb
All of that worked just fine, and when i went to use the custom generator, i would get the error below:
$ chef generate cookbook my_cookbook [2016-07-19T13:54:26-05:00] WARN: Found a directory drone_ci in the cookbook path, but it contains no cookbook files. skipping. ERROR: Chef failed to converge: Cookbook loaded at path(s) [/Users/userID/development/completely_unrelated_cookbook] has invalid metadata: The `name' attribute is required in cookbook metadata Caused by: (Chef::Exceptions::MetadataNotValid) Cookbook loaded at path(s) [/Users/userID/development/completely_unrelated_cookbook] has invalid metadata: The `name' attribute is required in cookbook metadata
And i had to add the name attribute to a completely unrelated cookbook before it would run the generator, Does it scan your hard drive for all possible cookbooks, and make sure they are valid before generating new cookbooks? is there a setting somewhere i am missing? There isn’t much for documentation on google about custom generators. So i apologize if this is kind of a noob question.
Thanks for your time!