Opensource Chef-Server on 12.04


#1

Hi All,

I was starting to play with Ubuntu 12.04 and was looking for a chef-server that would run there.

They have chef packages (solo and chef-client), but I’m looking for server though. And they are old. Chef-0.8.

I tried the natty packages which almost work from opscode’s repo. The rubygems in 12.04 has been really updated compared to 11.10 and this is breaking both the merb app in chef-server and the chef client. Mostly around deprecated Gem object functions.

Before I go off into the weeds on this, I was wondering if anyone has started an work on this or if Opscode is working on it?

Thanks,
Greg Althaus
Dell Crowbar Team


#2

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Gregory_Althaus@dell.com wrote:

They have chef packages (solo and chef-client), but I’m looking for server
though. And they are old. Chef-0.8.

Because we were developing Chef so much faster than the release cycle
for Debian and Ubuntu, we stopped working on including them upstream a
while ago. There are a few folks in the community working now on
bringing those back up to date.

You can get the latest Chef packages from our apt server. Instructions
are available here:
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installing+Chef+Server+on+Debian+or+Ubuntu+using+Packages

I haven’t created a repository for Ubuntu 12.04 yet, but you should be
able to use the 11.10 repository. If it doesn’t work, it means we will
have to do something special for 12.04 so definitely file a bug if you
encounter any problems.

Bryan McLellan


#3

Hi Gregory,

I’ve got a Chef Server running in 12.04 amd64. I used the official
cookbook to install the server.

You’ll need to tweak a little bit a recipe IIRC, not a big deal.

I’ve got a very small install there (~10 nodes), no issues whatsoever.

Rgds.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Gregory_Althaus@dell.com wrote:

Hi All,

I was starting to play with Ubuntu 12.04 and was looking for a chef-server
that would run there.

They have chef packages (solo and chef-client), but I’m looking for server
though. And they are old. Chef-0.8.

I tried the natty packages which almost work from opscode’s repo. The
rubygems in 12.04 has been really updated compared to 11.10 and this is
breaking both the merb app in chef-server and the chef client. Mostly
around deprecated Gem object functions.

Before I go off into the weeds on this, I was wondering if anyone has
started an work on this or if Opscode is working on it?

Thanks,

Greg Althaus

Dell Crowbar Team


#4

I believe I jumped the gun too fast.

I guess you are asking for working deb packages and not a working Chef
install, right?

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Sergio Rubio rubiojr@frameos.org wrote:

Hi Gregory,

I’ve got a Chef Server running in 12.04 amd64. I used the official
cookbook to install the server.

You’ll need to tweak a little bit a recipe IIRC, not a big deal.

I’ve got a very small install there (~10 nodes), no issues whatsoever.

Rgds.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Gregory_Althaus@dell.com wrote:

Hi All,

I was starting to play with Ubuntu 12.04 and was looking for a chef-server
that would run there.

They have chef packages (solo and chef-client), but I’m looking for server
though. And they are old. Chef-0.8.

I tried the natty packages which almost work from opscode’s repo. The
rubygems in 12.04 has been really updated compared to 11.10 and this is
breaking both the merb app in chef-server and the chef client. Mostly
around deprecated Gem object functions.

Before I go off into the weeds on this, I was wondering if anyone has
started an work on this or if Opscode is working on it?

Thanks,

Greg Althaus

Dell Crowbar Team