Still having a problem with Ohai plugins after upgrading to 7.0.2


#1

Hey Chefs,

I’m posting this here hoping to find out if it’s just me. I noticed that upgrading to Chef 11.12.0 caused this problem to crop up:

Ohai::Exceptions::AttributeNotFound

No such attribute: ‘passwd’

Resource Declaration:

In /tmp/kitchen/cache/cookbooks/et_users/recipes/reloadohai.rb

 1: ohai 'reload' do
 2:   action :nothing
 3:   plugin 'passwd'
 4: end

This was supposedly fixed in Chef 11.12.2/Ohai 7.0.2 (in response to OHAI–562) however I am still encountering this issue in the new version with this particular plugin, and constraining my test environment to Chef 11.10.4 seems to make the issue go away.

Can anyone tell me if this is the same issue discussed in OHAI–562 or if they are also still having this issue on the latest version of Chef?

– Eric

PS. #ChefConf2014 ftw!


#2

I suspect that the attribute semantics have changed to mean the
’provides’ in the plugin, rather than the name of the plugin itself.
The following work:

ohai ‘reload’ do
plugin 'etc’
end

or

ohai ‘reload’ do
plugin 'current_user’
end

I haven’t read the code to see why this is the case and/or if it’s intentional.

  • Julian

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Eric Herot eric.opscode@herot.com wrote:

Hey Chefs,

I’m posting this here hoping to find out if it’s just me. I noticed that
upgrading to Chef 11.12.0 caused this problem to crop up:

Ohai::Exceptions::AttributeNotFound

No such attribute: ‘passwd’

Resource Declaration:

In /tmp/kitchen/cache/cookbooks/et_users/recipes/reloadohai.rb

 1: ohai 'reload' do
 2:   action :nothing
 3:   plugin 'passwd'
 4: end

This was supposedly fixed in Chef 11.12.2/Ohai 7.0.2 (in response to
OHAI–562) however I am still encountering this issue in the new version with
this particular plugin, and constraining my test environment to Chef 11.10.4
seems to make the issue go away.

Can anyone tell me if this is the same issue discussed in OHAI–562 or if
they are also still having this issue on the latest version of Chef?

– Eric

PS. #ChefConf2014 ftw!


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#3

That totally fixed my problem.

In hindsight I might have been able to solve this myself had I read the release blog post for Ohai 7, specifically the section labeled "Attribute name-based user interaction.”

Thanks, Julian!

Eric

From: Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.com
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Date: April 17, 2014 at 3:55:31 PM
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Subject: [chef] Re: Still having a problem with Ohai plugins after upgrading to 7.0.2

I suspect that the attribute semantics have changed to mean the
’provides’ in the plugin, rather than the name of the plugin itself.
The following work:

ohai ‘reload’ do
plugin 'etc’
end

or

ohai ‘reload’ do
plugin 'current_user’
end

I haven’t read the code to see why this is the case and/or if it’s intentional.

  • Julian

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Eric Herot eric.opscode@herot.com wrote:

Hey Chefs,

I’m posting this here hoping to find out if it’s just me. I noticed that
upgrading to Chef 11.12.0 caused this problem to crop up:

Ohai::Exceptions::AttributeNotFound

No such attribute: ‘passwd’

Resource Declaration:

In /tmp/kitchen/cache/cookbooks/et_users/recipes/reloadohai.rb

1: ohai ‘reload’ do
2: action :nothing
3: plugin 'passwd’
4: end

This was supposedly fixed in Chef 11.12.2/Ohai 7.0.2 (in response to
OHAI–562) however I am still encountering this issue in the new version with
this particular plugin, and constraining my test environment to Chef 11.10.4
seems to make the issue go away.

Can anyone tell me if this is the same issue discussed in OHAI–562 or if
they are also still having this issue on the latest version of Chef?

– Eric

PS. #ChefConf2014 ftw!


[ Julian C. Dunn jdunn@aquezada.com * Sorry, I’m ]
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