I am wanting to use normal attributes to track version changes of installed software across chef-client runs. This would give us the ability to trigger special logic on a downgrade/upgrade/rerun scenario.
For instance, if we install php 5.3, then change the attribute to php 5.5, I want the recipe to either trigger special upgrade logic or error as the situation requires.
Has anyone gone down this path before? Are there snags or gotchya’s I should watch out for? Is it a completely insane path?
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE This message and any included attachments are from Cerner Corporation and are intended only for the addressee. The information contained in this message is confidential and may constitute inside or non-public information under international, federal, or state securities laws. Unauthorized forwarding, printing, copying, distribution, or use of such information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the addressee, please promptly delete this message and notify the sender of the delivery error by e-mail or you may call Cerner’s corporate offices in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A at (+1) (816)221-1024.