I have several OSX nodes that have packages installed via MacPorts and others that use HomeBrew to install packages, the
macports_package resource documentation explicitly says that it is preferential to use the
package resource so that the recipe will be portable, something I’m trying to do.
What I can’t figure out is how to set
Chef::Provider::Package::Macports as the default package provider for a node. I’m using
chef-client version 12.17.44 and the default package provider is HomeBrew, which I can’t use on an existing node due to it already having and needing MacPorts.
CHEF-3371 (still open) from 2012 requests specifying a default provider for a node, but that issue doesn’t look to have any traction since then.
Is there any way to get
macports_package as the default
package provider for a node?