Rhl 4


#1

Hi All,

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 ?

Thanks
D.


#2

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.

"dcroche@gmail.com" dcroche@gmail.com wrote:

Hi All,

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 ?

Thanks
D.


#3

Thanks eric appreciate the info. rhl4 is in our supported os roadmap for
at least the short term.
On 15 Jul 2013 21:59, “Wolfe, Eric G” eric.wolfe@marshall.edu wrote:

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.

"dcroche@gmail.com" dcroche@gmail.com wrote:

Hi All,

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 ?

Thanks
D.


#4

It might actually be less of a headache to stand up CI on a RHEL4 host and
try to get chef-omnibus working on that platform. That would give you a
single versioned package to install that would yield a modern, patched Ruby
and all gem dependencies.

I remember doing this on RHEL5 without omnibus in the bad old days, so I’m
sure it’s possible with RHEL4… but I didn’t have a great time doing it
that way and omnibus seems like a better way to go. If I were in your
shoes now, I’d investigate that first.

Good luck!

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Damien Roche dcroche@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks eric appreciate the info. rhl4 is in our supported os roadmap for
at least the short term.
On 15 Jul 2013 21:59, “Wolfe, Eric G” eric.wolfe@marshall.edu wrote:

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.

"dcroche@gmail.com" dcroche@gmail.com wrote:

Hi All,

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 ?

Thanks
D.