[Pre-Release Announcement] Chef Client 13.5

Ohai Chefs!

We have selected 13.5.3 as our Chef v13.5 release candidate which is scheduled for release on Monday October 2, 2017.

Release Highlights

Mount’s password property is now marked as sensitive

This means that passwords passed to mount won’t show up in logs.

The windows_task resource now correctly handles start_day

Previously, the resource would accept any date that was formatted
correctly in the local locale, unlike the Windows cookbook and Windows
itself. We now only support the MM/DD/YYYY format, in common with the
Windows cookbook.

InSpec updated to 1.39.1

Please see the CHANGELOG for the complete list of changes.

Ohai 13.5 Release Notes:

Correctly detect IPv6 routes ending in ::

Previously we would ignore routes that ended ::, and now we properly
detect them.

Plugin run time is now measured

Debug logs will show the length of time each plugin takes to run, making
debugging of long ohai runs easier.

Please see the Ohai CHANGELOG for the complete list of changes.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from downloads.chef.io or by using the new mixlib-install command line utility available in ChefDK 0.19.6 or greater.

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 13.5.3 -c current

Alternatively, you can install Chef using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.sh | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 13.5.3 -c current

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.ps1 } | iex; install -project chef -version 13.5.3 -channel current