Remove a chef-client


#1

Hi,

how can I remove the chef-client installation from a node? It seems to
restart by itself… I would to remove and make a clean reinstall

Thanks

Kelly


#2

Hi,

yeah, we have the same problem. It is dependent on you packaging
system though. In Debian you need to:

  • stop the chef-client service
  • remove the chef logrotate entry (that restarts it weekly)
  • Remove from run level so that it doesn’t get started after a reboot

We have a recipe with the name kill_chef_client that does all that.
But it is not enough because every time the Chef package is upgraded
all that will come back!

2011/12/27 Kelly Goedert kelly.goedert@gmail.com:

Hi,

how can I remove the chef-client installation from a node? It seems to
restart by itself… I would to remove and make a clean reinstall

Thanks

Kelly