'm working on managing some hosts on a remote network using chef-solo. In a
cookbook recipe, I’m trying to push out a host-specific configuration file
using file specificity and was surprised that a cookbook_file resource
wasn’t getting the nodename specific file location.
The traceback from the cookbook file:
[vagrant@localhost:2222] out: cookbook_file[redacted_path/intelfilter]
(redacted_cookbook) had an error: Chef::Exceptions::FileNotFound: Cookbook
’redacted_cookbook’ (0.0.1) does not contain a file at any of these
[vagrant@localhost:2222] out: files/ubuntu-10.04/intelfilter
[vagrant@localhost:2222] out: files/ubuntu/intelfilter
[vagrant@localhost:2222] out: files/default/intelfilter
ohai for this host (a basic vagrant vm) shows:
My files hierarchy for my cookbook has:
My node.json has just the run_list:
And my solo.rb has:
cookbook_path [ “/var/chef-solo/cookbooks” ]
Chef::Log::Formatter.show_time = true
I know I could put an explicit node_name declaration in solo.rb; however,
the documentation states:
The default value is set automatically to the fully qualified domain name
(fqdn) as detected by Ohai.
Since the solo.rb is shared across multiple hosts, and the ohai for this
node is correct (or at least, the output is accounted for), why is
chef-solo not finding (or apparently even looking for) the node-specific
files? It’s obviously looked at ohai output, since the files that were
searched include the platform of the host, but not the node_name/fqdn.
Any help would be very much appreciated.