NameError Cannot find a resource for apt_update on ubuntu version 14.04

i get the below error when i connect to a node from the workstation and run the chef client, i have the apt folder uploaded. Dont know what is wrong
ssh node 'sudo chef-client'
[2018-09-15T16:30:39+00:00] INFO: Forking chef instance to converge...
[2018-09-15T16:30:40+00:00] INFO: *** Chef 11.8.2 ***
[2018-09-15T16:30:40+00:00] INFO: Chef-client pid: 1827
[2018-09-15T16:30:41+00:00] INFO: Run List is [recipe[my_cookbook]]
[2018-09-15T16:30:41+00:00] INFO: Run List expands to [my_cookbook]
[2018-09-15T16:30:41+00:00] INFO: Starting Chef Run for node
[2018-09-15T16:30:41+00:00] INFO: Running start handlers
[2018-09-15T16:30:41+00:00] INFO: Start handlers complete.
[2018-09-15T16:30:42+00:00] INFO: HTTP Request Returned 404 Not Found:
[2018-09-15T16:30:43+00:00] INFO: Loading cookbooks [apt, my_cookbook]

Recipe Compile Error in /var/chef/cache/cookbooks/my_cookbook/recipes/default.rb


Cannot find a resource for apt_update on ubuntu version 14.04

Cookbook Trace:

/var/chef/cache/cookbooks/apt/recipes/default.rb:40:in from_file' /var/chef/cache/cookbooks/my_cookbook/recipes/default.rb:10:infrom_file'

Relevant File Content:


33: if node['apt']['compile_time_update'] && apt_installed?
34: apt_update('compile time') do
35: frequency node['apt']['periodic_update_min_delay']
36: ignore_failure true
37: end.run_action(:periodic)
38: end
40>> apt_update 'periodic' do
41: frequency node['apt']['periodic_update_min_delay']
42: end
44: # For other recipes to call to force an update
45: execute 'apt-get update' do
46: command 'apt-get update'
47: ignore_failure true
48: action :nothing
49: notifies :touch, 'file[/var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp]', :immediately

[2018-09-15T16:30:43+00:00] ERROR: Running exception handlers
[2018-09-15T16:30:43+00:00] ERROR: Exception handlers complete
[2018-09-15T16:30:43+00:00] FATAL: Stacktrace dumped to /var/chef/cache/chef-stacktrace.out
[2018-09-15T16:30:43+00:00] ERROR: Cannot find a resource for apt_update on ubuntu version 14.04
[2018-09-15T16:30:43+00:00] FATAL: Chef::Exceptions::ChildConvergeError: Chef run process exited unsuccessfully (exit co
de 1)

Below is my cookbook


Cookbook Name:: test

Recipe:: default

Copyright 2015, YOUR_COMPANY_NAME

All rights reserved - Do Not Redistribute

include_recipe "apt"

package 'nginx' do
action :install

service 'nginx' do
action [:start, :enable]

file '/usr/share/nginx/html/index.html' do
content '

hello world


The first thing that stands out is that you're using Chef 11.8.2 which was end of lifed many years ago. If you upgrade to modern Chef (14) then the apt_update resource is built in to Chef. I highly recommend you get on at least a supported version as 11 or 12 are both End of Life.

im actually using chefdk

Based on [2018-09-15T16:30:40+00:00] INFO: *** Chef 11.8.2 *** somewhere in the mix you're still using an unsupported and very end of life chef-client. The ChefDK version you are using may not match the version being used on the node. Either way, a modern ChefDK (3) includes a similarly modern version of chef-client (14).