Ubuntu 8.04 -- good for chef?


#1

Hi,

For a couple projects, I’ve been using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I know a few
months ago, there were problems (regarding couchdb, I believe) getting
all the dependencies for chef-server and client going.

Is there any tricky about getting the latest chef server and clients
going on Ubuntu hardy?

Thanks,


Joe Van Dyk
http://fixieconsulting.com


#2

It’s better to go after 9.10 or 10.04 since Opscode builds chef ubuntu
packages for this distributions which makes chef-server easier to
start. For chef 0.8 this packages are still on testing so they are not
reliable 100%, but you might want to give them a try.

https://launchpad.net/~jtimberman/+archive/opschef

Also there’s no couchdb packages for 8.04 so you have to compile
erlang & couchdb from scratch.

Regarding to clients there’s no problem at all with going with 8.04,
many people are running sucessfully chef-client in 8.04 since all you
have to install is a couple of gems.

Hope this helps.

Jacobo García López de Araujo
blog: http://robotplaysguitar.com
http://workingwithrails.com/person/13395-jacobo-garc-a

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 1:09 AM, Joe Van Dyk joe@fixieconsulting.com wrote:

Hi,

For a couple projects, I’ve been using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I know a few
months ago, there were problems (regarding couchdb, I believe) getting
all the dependencies for chef-server and client going.

Is there any tricky about getting the latest chef server and clients
going on Ubuntu hardy?

Thanks,


Joe Van Dyk
http://fixieconsulting.com