Best bet is a Rubygem install of Chef. You also need yum on the RHEL4 machine to satisfy the Chef yum provider.
I have 3 remaining RHEL4 machines. Automating those legacy machines will accelerate migration to RHEL6 in my case.
Something to consider, will Chef accelerate a migration in the future, or could you forgo automating your legacy system and just rebuild the application faster on a newer release of RHEL?
I would go with the least amount of effort. It is worth it to automate the legacy if it will save time/effort down the road.
"firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com wrote:
New to the lists here. I’ve recently discovered that I need to support RHL-4 at least in a deprecation phase.
Has any one experience installing the client on RHL-4?
What’s needed to get the chef-client installer working for RHL-4 ?