The files in the checksums subdirectory


#1

Along side my /.chef/ subdirectory, there’s another named /checksums/.
As I’m trying to keep all my work in version control, and begin sharing
it with other developers, I need to understand whether these files must
also be kept and a little more about them.

My fellow team members aren’t Cheffy yet; no one’s begun using what I’m
keeping except me. Therefore, I haven’t observed the problems of sharing
them with with others yet (and haven’t simulated yet–I thought I’d ask
first).

  1. I assume these files are important and reading what I can find via
    Google doesn’t encourage me to think I can just chuck them.

  2. These files are numerous; I don’t wish to keep them unless they’re
    crucial. (So, I’d like to the chuck them.)

  3. I wonder how specific they are, to wit, if I’m sharing my node, role
    and recipe definitions with others, will managing the /checksums/
    subdirectory get in our way?

Any light someone could shed would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Russ


#2

On Monday, July 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Russell Bateman wrote:

Along side my .chef subdirectory, there’s another named checksums. As I’m trying to keep all my work in version control, and begin sharing it with other developers, I need to understand whether these files must also be kept and a little more about them.

My fellow team members aren’t Cheffy yet; no one’s begun using what I’m keeping except me. Therefore, I haven’t observed the problems of sharing them with with others yet (and haven’t simulated yet–I thought I’d ask first).

  1. I assume these files are important and reading what I can find via Google doesn’t encourage me to think I can just chuck them.

  2. These files are numerous; I don’t wish to keep them unless they’re crucial. (So, I’d like to the chuck them.)

  3. I wonder how specific they are, to wit, if I’m sharing my node, role and recipe definitions with others, will managing the checksums subdirectory get in our way?

Any light someone could shed would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Russ
This is a cache used by the syntax checker to track which files have previously passed a syntax check and can therefore be skipped. If you delete it, your next upload will be a little slower. No need to keep it around.


Daniel DeLeo


#3

Rockin’. Thanks, Daniel!

On 7/8/2013 12:01 PM, Daniel DeLeo wrote:

On Monday, July 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Russell Bateman wrote:

Along side my /.chef/ subdirectory, there’s another named
/checksums/. As I’m trying to keep all my work in version control,
and begin sharing it with other developers, I need to understand
whether these files must also be kept and a little more about them.

My fellow team members aren’t Cheffy yet; no one’s begun using what
I’m keeping except me. Therefore, I haven’t observed the problems of
sharing them with with others yet (and haven’t simulated yet–I
thought I’d ask first).

  1. I assume these files are important and reading what I can find via
    Google doesn’t encourage me to think I can just chuck them.

  2. These files are numerous; I don’t wish to keep them unless they’re
    crucial. (So, I’d like to the chuck them.)

  3. I wonder how specific they are, to wit, if I’m sharing my node,
    role and recipe definitions with others, will managing the
    /checksums/ subdirectory get in our way?

Any light someone could shed would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Russ
This is a cache used by the syntax checker to track which files have
previously passed a syntax check and can therefore be skipped. If you
delete it, your next upload will be a little slower. No need to keep
it around.


Daniel DeLeo