Setting up chef-server


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Following the guide to “installing chef on debian/ubuntu using packages” i came
across some issues.

when trying to configure knife and creating a client for the chef-server
command line I got the following error.
– logged in as root –
$ knife configure --initial
Please enter the chef server URL: [http://beta.chef.xxxx.com:4000]
Please enter a clientname for the new client: [root]
Please enter the existing admin clientname: [chef-webui]
Please enter the location of the existing admin client’s private key:
[/etc/chef/webui.pem]
Please enter the validation clientname: [chef-validator]
Please enter the location of the validation key: [/etc/chef/validation.pem]
Please enter the path to a chef repository (or leave blank):
Creating initial API user…
ERROR: Server returned error for
http://beta.chef.xxxx.com:4000/clients/root_admin, retrying 1/5 in 4s
ERROR: Server returned error for
http://beta.chef.xxxx.com:4000/clients/root_admin, retrying 2/5 in 6s

When I try
$ knife client list
Response: Failed to authenticate. Ensure that your client key is valid.
so i know that it’s not creating a client.pem correctly

Here are my permissions http://pastebin.com/kVZTXM3d

Does anybody have any clue what’s going wrong, or what I can do to fix it?
Thanks a lot.