Having a problem with chef-solo and remote cookbooks on Windows and CHEF-5332


#1

Hi there!

I am somewhat new to Chef and have been trying to learn it to deal with an
automation problem I’m trying to tackle on Windows. I had been working with
a set of recipes in my cookbook on a VM where I was doing testing of my
code before taking it to the next step and trying to do a full test by
deploying the node.json and chef-solo.tar.gz cookbook archive on a web
server for the chef-solo client to get from and then execute on a Windows
2012 system. Currently this is what happens when I try to execute my
chef-solo action:

PS C:\chef> chef-solo -c solo.rb -j http://xxxxx/node.json -r
http://xxxxx/chef-solo.tar.gz
C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/lib/chef/application/solo.rb:195:in
join': can't convert nil into String (TypeError) from C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/lib/chef/application/solo.rb:195:inreconfigure’
from
C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/lib/chef/application.rb:53:in
run' from C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/bin/chef-solo:25:in<top (required)>'
from C:/opscode/chef/bin/chef-solo:23:in load' from C:/opscode/chef/bin/chef-solo:23:in

and my solo.rb has the following contents

log_level :info
log_location STDOUT
file_cache_path 'c:\chef\cache’
cookbook_path ‘c:\chef\cookbooks’

This is on the 11.16-4 client, which according to this bug says this should
work

https://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-5332

Sooooo…what gives? Am I screwed?


#2

This was resolved on IRC. The issue is still open with a pull request under review since August.

–Noah

On Dec 23, 2014, at 4:36 PM, Daniel Spisak dan.spisak@appdynamics.com wrote:

Hi there!

I am somewhat new to Chef and have been trying to learn it to deal with an automation problem I’m trying to tackle on Windows. I had been working with a set of recipes in my cookbook on a VM where I was doing testing of my code before taking it to the next step and trying to do a full test by deploying the node.json and chef-solo.tar.gz cookbook archive on a web server for the chef-solo client to get from and then execute on a Windows 2012 system. Currently this is what happens when I try to execute my chef-solo action:

PS C:\chef> chef-solo -c solo.rb -j http://xxxxx/node.json -r http://xxxxx/chef-solo.tar.gz
C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/lib/chef/application/solo.rb:195:in join': can't convert nil into String (TypeError) from C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/lib/chef/application/solo.rb:195:inreconfigure’
from C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/lib/chef/application.rb:53:in run' from C:/opscode/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.16.4-x86-mingw32/bin/chef-solo:25:in<top (required)>'
from C:/opscode/chef/bin/chef-solo:23:in load' from C:/opscode/chef/bin/chef-solo:23:in

and my solo.rb has the following contents

log_level :info
log_location STDOUT
file_cache_path 'c:\chef\cache’
cookbook_path ‘c:\chef\cookbooks’

This is on the 11.16-4 client, which according to this bug says this should work

https://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-5332

Sooooo…what gives? Am I screwed?