Updating to Chef Server 11.8


#1

What are the steps to update from Chef 11.4 to 11.8? I thought I may just be able to download the debian package and run the install on it. My only concern is losing what I currently have in Chef.


#2

env -i /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install chef -v 11.8 should do.

first check if your existing cookbooks will run smooth against 11.8

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Adam Barrand <
adam.barrand@alliedpayment.com> wrote:

What are the steps to update from Chef 11.4 to 11.8? I thought I may
just be able to download the debian package and run the install on it. My
only concern is losing what I currently have in Chef.


#3

was there an update of chef server to 11.8? i thought it was client-side
update only?

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Ranjib Dey dey.ranjib@gmail.com wrote:

env -i /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install chef -v 11.8 should do.

first check if your existing cookbooks will run smooth against 11.8

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Adam Barrand <
adam.barrand@alliedpayment.com> wrote:

What are the steps to update from Chef 11.4 to 11.8? I thought I may
just be able to download the debian package and run the install on it. My
only concern is losing what I currently have in Chef.


#4

You should be able to just run the package install if that’s how you
installed it initially. Although backups are always recommended.


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On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Ranjib Dey dey.ranjib@gmail.com wrote:

env -i /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install chef -v 11.8 should do.

first check if your existing cookbooks will run smooth against 11.8

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Adam Barrand <
adam.barrand@alliedpayment.com> wrote:

What are the steps to update from Chef 11.4 to 11.8? I thought I may
just be able to download the debian package and run the install on it. My
only concern is losing what I currently have in Chef.


#5

Sorry I meant 11.08.

From: Jesse Campbell [mailto:hikeit@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:56 PM
To: chef
Subject: [chef] Re: Re: Updating to Chef Server 11.8

was there an update of chef server to 11.8? i thought it was client-side update only?

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Ranjib Dey <dey.ranjib@gmail.commailto:dey.ranjib@gmail.com> wrote:
env -i /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install chef -v 11.8 should do.

first check if your existing cookbooks will run smooth against 11.8

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Adam Barrand <adam.barrand@alliedpayment.commailto:adam.barrand@alliedpayment.com> wrote:
What are the steps to update from Chef 11.4 to 11.8? I thought I may just be able to download the debian package and run the install on it. My only concern is losing what I currently have in Chef.


#6

that method most often works, but just note that it isn’t how we test,
and you won’t be getting the same versions of c-libs, and won’t
necessarily have the same version of ruby and rubygems if that is all
that you do. you definitely will not have the same package as you get
from downloading the official 11.8 version.

i use that trick all the time to test stuff, but for production use we’d
really prefer you install the official packages (particularly for anyone
with paid support), since eventually you can wind up with a bit of a
frankenstein install if you just keep up gem install’ing for upgrades…

On 11/7/13 12:35 PM, Ranjib Dey wrote:

env -i /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install chef -v 11.8 should do.

first check if your existing cookbooks will run smooth against 11.8

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Adam Barrand
<adam.barrand@alliedpayment.com
mailto:adam.barrand@alliedpayment.com> wrote:

What are the steps to update from Chef 11.4 to 11.8?  I thought I
may just be able to download the debian package and run the
install on it.  My only concern is losing what I currently have in
Chef.