RE: Re: Passing variables between recipes?


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Ah, thanks for that pointer! I found that the jenkins cookbook seems to be using this mechanism, so now I have a sample to work off of.

Thanks!

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-----Original message-----
From: AJ Christensen aj@junglistheavy.industries
Sent: Friday 19th December 2014 0:33
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: Passing variables between recipes?

You can use the node.run_state and store a hash in there.

cheers,

–aj

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:31 PM, Kevin Keane Subscription
subscription@kkeane.com wrote:

I’m sure that this must be an FAQ but I can’t really find the answer.

I am working with an application-cookbook/wrapper-cookbook pattern. Usually,
in this pattern the wrapper cookbook sets up some attributes, and then calls
the application cookbook to do the work.

In my case, I do not want to use attributes to pass the data from the
wrapper to the application cookbook. Specifically, I dont’ want the data to
be saved in the node (the data in question is the password to a MySQL
database).

I also would like to avoid using a data bag simply because it seems like
code smell. Only the wrapper cookbook should “know” where the data is coming
from.

What are my options?

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