I know there have been a number of discussions about platforms, platform
families and ‘flavours’ over the last couple of months. I’m not sure
anything much has been resolved yet though.
To add a little more petrolium product to the discussion, I hacked up
BastionLinux on Raspberry Pi the other day:
The most excellent thing is I only had to build a couple of gems to get
our chef-client stack running (10.28.0). But a vanilla Pidora release
It’s rather a PITA hacking chef/platforms.rb to get through a run-list
(and it seems raspberian is the only Pi-based distro supported out of
Note also, in this rather unfortunate case, the Platform family should
be fedora, and worse, the platform_version should be ‘18’ (it’s a remix
of Fedora 18) - instead the Pidora crew elected to go with kernel version.
Is there any plan perhaps to use/have an ohai hint even to readily sort
out anomalies like this?