Installation issues wrt chef-solo


#1

Still learning my way around chef (and git and runit…), I’ve got
CentOS 5.3 x86_64 running under vmware fusion. I’m running through an
install that uses the “Installation on CentOS 5.2 with gems” scenario
but where it hands off to the “Installation” wiki, it’s bombing. On
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installation it says to do this

$ sudo chef-solo -r
http://wiki.opscode.com/download/attachments/1179839/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2.tar.gz

but that fails out 'cause the runit, stompserver etc doesn’t get set
up. This is what I did manually to get all of the services started up
(requires adding http://rubyworks.rubyforge.org/redhat/$releasever/RPMS/
to yum):

yum install -y libicu-devel runit
wget
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/couchdb-0.8.1-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i couchdb-0.8.1-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
wget
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/js-1.70-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i js-1.70-3.el5.x86_64.rpm

wget
http://wiki.opscode.com/download/attachments/1179839/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2.tar.gz
mkdir /var/tmp/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2
tar xzvf chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2.tar.gz -C
/var/tmp/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2

cd /var/tmp/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2/cookbooks/chef/template/default/
for i in stompserver chef-indexer chefserver
do
mkdir -p /var/service/$i/log/main
cp sv-$i-log-run.erb /var/server/$i/log/run
chmod 755 /var/server/$i/log/run
cp sv-$i-run.erb /var/server/$i/run
chmod 755 /var/$i/$i/run
done

My target is to put configuration of some CentOS EC2 instances under
chef management. I’m fine with my manual setup to go from playing in
vmware to doing it for real on EC2 but if there’s something I’m missing
on the wiki that’s cool, please just let me know (I’ve been suspecting I
need to get vision correction anyway :slight_smile:
thanks,
-Ian


#2

The wiki is in the process of being updated, but the code for the solo
install won’t work on CentOS.

Check out the RPMs:

http://chef.viviti.com/

Adam

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Ian Kallen spidaman.list@gmail.com wrote:

Still learning my way around chef (and git and runit…), I’ve got CentOS
5.3 x86_64 running under vmware fusion. I’m running through an install that
uses the “Installation on CentOS 5.2 with gems” scenario but where it hands
off to the “Installation” wiki, it’s bombing. On
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installation it says to do this

$ sudo chef-solo -r
http://wiki.opscode.com/download/attachments/1179839/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2.tar.gz

but that fails out 'cause the runit, stompserver etc doesn’t get set up.
This is what I did manually to get all of the services started up (requires
adding http://rubyworks.rubyforge.org/redhat/$releasever/RPMS/ to yum):

yum install -y libicu-devel runit
wget
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/couchdb-0.8.1-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i couchdb-0.8.1-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
wget
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/js-1.70-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i js-1.70-3.el5.x86_64.rpm

wget
http://wiki.opscode.com/download/attachments/1179839/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2.tar.gz
mkdir /var/tmp/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2
tar xzvf chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2.tar.gz -C
/var/tmp/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2

cd /var/tmp/chef-server-install-solo-0.5.2/cookbooks/chef/template/default/
for i in stompserver chef-indexer chefserver
do
mkdir -p /var/service/$i/log/main
cp sv-$i-log-run.erb /var/server/$i/log/run
chmod 755 /var/server/$i/log/run
cp sv-$i-run.erb /var/server/$i/run
chmod 755 /var/$i/$i/run
done

My target is to put configuration of some CentOS EC2 instances under chef
management. I’m fine with my manual setup to go from playing in vmware to
doing it for real on EC2 but if there’s something I’m missing on the wiki
that’s cool, please just let me know (I’ve been suspecting I need to get
vision correction anyway :slight_smile:
thanks,
-Ian


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