VMWareTools-installation


#1

Hi all,

Today I ve created a new role named “VMWare_Install” Its based on Ubuntu / Debian! So the first thing I do is to copy the *.tar.gz into my node working directory (with an cookbook_file statement) after that I will will extract it with an execute command. If this is finished I’ll begin to compare the installation version with the local vesion of the VMWareTools.

So here are the first two codes (this will work in standalone) [it will take some time because the installation file has 130MB]

cookbook_file “/tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz” do
puts "Copy File to its place\n"
source "VMWareTools.tar.gz"
owner "root"
group "root"
mode 0777
end
execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do
puts "Extracting installation File\n"
command "/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/"
action :run
end
After that I will check it, and install the vmware tools.
But if I create a role with both scripts (Copy and install) script, chef respond an error, because he didn’t copy odr extract the install file and so I can’t initialize a variable which I need to compare the versions. Dida anybody know why this happen??

Kind Regards
Andreas


#2

Hello!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:45 AM, WEINHAPL Andreas wrote:

Today I ve created a new role named “VMWare_Install” Its based on Ubuntu / Debian! So the first thing I do is to copy the *.tar.gz into my node working directory (with an cookbook_file statement) after that I will will extract it with an execute command. If this is finished I’ll begin to compare the installation version with the local vesion of the VMWareTools.
Did you create the file in the cookbook’s “files/default” directory?

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/File+Distribution

Also, I suggest a couple changes to your resources, noted below:

cookbook_file “/tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz” do
puts "Copy File to its place\n"
source "VMWareTools.tar.gz"
owner "root"
group "root"
mode 0777
end
I would use the “checksum” parameter in this resource to ensure that the file is not copied every time. You will need a SHA256 checksum, and can generate that. On linux, use sha256sum:

sha256sum VMwareTools.tar.gz

Mac OS X does not have a sha256sum binary, but you can generate the checksum with a Chef library :slight_smile:

ruby -rchef/checksum_cache -e ‘puts Chef::ChecksumCache.checksum_for_file(“VMWareTools.tar.gz”)’

Supply the full path to the .tar.gz if its not in the cwd.

execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do
puts "Extracting installation File\n"
command "/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/"
action :run
end

I would have this be action :nothing with a “subscribe” meta-parameter on the cookbook_file resource.

subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately

See: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Resources#Resources-Notifications

In both resources, you do not need the “puts” line, as Chef will display a message about the resource it is configuring at run time.


Opscode, Inc.
Joshua Timberman, Director of Training and Services
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: jtimberman


#3

Mac OS X doesn’t have sha256sum but it does have openssl :slight_smile:

openssl dgst -sha256 VMwareTools.tar.gz

Seth


Opscode, Inc.
Seth Chisamore, Senior Technical Evangelist
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: schisamo

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Joshua Timberman joshua@opscode.comwrote:

Hello!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:45 AM, WEINHAPL Andreas wrote:

Today I ve created a new role named “VMWare_Install” Its based on Ubuntu
/ Debian! So the first thing I do is to copy the *.tar.gz into my node
working directory (with an cookbook_file statement) after that I will will
extract it with an execute command. If this is finished I’ll begin to
compare the installation version with the local vesion of the VMWareTools.
Did you create the file in the cookbook’s “files/default” directory?

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/File+Distribution

Also, I suggest a couple changes to your resources, noted below:

cookbook_file “/tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz” do
puts "Copy File to its place\n"
source "VMWareTools.tar.gz"
owner "root"
group "root"
mode 0777
end
I would use the “checksum” parameter in this resource to ensure that the
file is not copied every time. You will need a SHA256 checksum, and can
generate that. On linux, use sha256sum:

sha256sum VMwareTools.tar.gz

Mac OS X does not have a sha256sum binary, but you can generate the
checksum with a Chef library :slight_smile:

ruby -rchef/checksum_cache -e ‘puts
Chef::ChecksumCache.checksum_for_file(“VMWareTools.tar.gz”)’

Supply the full path to the .tar.gz if its not in the cwd.

execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do
puts "Extracting installation File\n"
command "/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/"
action :run
end

I would have this be action :nothing with a “subscribe” meta-parameter on
the cookbook_file resource.

subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately

See:
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Resources#Resources-Notifications

In both resources, you do not need the “puts” line, as Chef will display a
message about the resource it is configuring at run time.


Opscode, Inc.
Joshua Timberman, Director of Training and Services
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: jtimberman


#4

On 21.05.2011, at 02:02, Seth Chisamore wrote:

Mac OS X doesn’t have sha256sum but it does have openssl :slight_smile:

openssl dgst -sha256 VMwareTools.tar.gz

and it has

shasum -a256 VMwareTools.tar.gz

Seth


Opscode, Inc.
Seth Chisamore, Senior Technical Evangelist
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: schisamo

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Joshua Timberman joshua@opscode.com wrote:
Hello!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:45 AM, WEINHAPL Andreas wrote:

Today I ve created a new role named “VMWare_Install” Its based on Ubuntu / Debian! So the first thing I do is to copy the *.tar.gz into my node working directory (with an cookbook_file statement) after that I will will extract it with an execute command. If this is finished I’ll begin to compare the installation version with the local vesion of the VMWareTools.
Did you create the file in the cookbook’s “files/default” directory?

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/File+Distribution

Also, I suggest a couple changes to your resources, noted below:

cookbook_file “/tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz” do
puts "Copy File to its place\n"
source "VMWareTools.tar.gz"
owner "root"
group "root"
mode 0777
end
I would use the “checksum” parameter in this resource to ensure that the file is not copied every time. You will need a SHA256 checksum, and can generate that. On linux, use sha256sum:

sha256sum VMwareTools.tar.gz

Mac OS X does not have a sha256sum binary, but you can generate the checksum with a Chef library :slight_smile:

ruby -rchef/checksum_cache -e ‘puts Chef::ChecksumCache.checksum_for_file(“VMWareTools.tar.gz”)’

Supply the full path to the .tar.gz if its not in the cwd.

execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do
puts "Extracting installation File\n"
command "/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/"
action :run
end

I would have this be action :nothing with a “subscribe” meta-parameter on the cookbook_file resource.

subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately

See: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Resources#Resources-Notifications

In both resources, you do not need the “puts” line, as Chef will display a message about the resource it is configuring at run time.


Opscode, Inc.
Joshua Timberman, Director of Training and Services
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: jtimberman


DI Edmund Haselwanter, edmund@haselwanter.com, http://edmund.haselwanter.com/
http://www.iteh.at | http://facebook.com/iTeh.solutions | http://at.linkedin.com/in/haselwanteredmund


#5

-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Timberman [mailto:joshua@opscode.com]
Sent: Samstag, 21. Mai 2011 01:06
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: VMWareTools-installation

Hello!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:45 AM, WEINHAPL Andreas wrote:

Today I ve created a new role named “VMWare_Install” Its based on Ubuntu / Debian! So the first thing I do is to copy the *.tar.gz into my node working directory (with an cookbook_file statement) after that I will will extract it with an execute command. If this is finished I’ll begin to compare the installation version with the local vesion of the VMWareTools.

Did you create the file in the cookbook’s “files/default” directory? => YES

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/File+Distribution

Also, I suggest a couple changes to your resources, noted below:

cookbook_file “/tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz” do

puts “Copy File to its place\n”

source “VMWareTools.tar.gz”

owner “root”

group “root”

mode 0777

end

I would use the “checksum” parameter in this resource to ensure that the file is not copied every time. You will need a SHA256 checksum, and can generate that. On linux, use sha256sum:

sha256sum VMwareTools.tar.gz

Mac OS X does not have a sha256sum binary, but you can generate the checksum with a Chef library :slight_smile:

ruby -rchef/checksum_cache -e ‘puts Chef::ChecksumCache.checksum_for_file(“VMWareTools.tar.gz”)’

-> How should I use this line? In the recipe at the sequende cookbook_file?

Supply the full path to the .tar.gz if its not in the cwd.

execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do

puts “Extracting installation File\n”

command “/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/”

action :run

end

I would have this be action :nothing with a “subscribe” meta-parameter on the cookbook_file resource.

subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately

è Many thanks, now it works :slight_smile: I can’t know why but I think that the copy state will take to long?

See: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Resources#Resources-Notifications

In both resources, you do not need the “puts” line, as Chef will display a message about the resource it is configuring at run time.

Opscode, Inc.

Joshua Timberman, Director of Training and Services

IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: jtimberman


#6

Hi,

Ok I checked it and I have to say that the problem is still there :frowning:

Its ok if the file is copied every time, but it won’t be copied :frowning: It will be copied if I start the copy sequence alone, but in a role with more cookbook (cookbook role > 1 [the cookbook alone) it won’t be copied. So I didn’t understand the problem ?!

Is it possible, that chef doesn’t handle the cookbooks no in a order?

1.) Copy the file

2.) Extract it

3.) Install it

It looks like:
2 .)-> 3.) -> 1.)

The other thing is, that I used your line
subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately

I thought I can use it simple as it should be:
execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do
command "/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/"
subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately
end

but with these lines I got the error:
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/chef/resource.rb:293:in subscribes': undefined methodnotifies’ for “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”:String (NoMethodError)

So I think I didn’t use it as you mentioned in the mail before ?

Im sry but I didn’t know something to get rid of this issue

Regards
Andreas

From: Haselwanter Edmund [mailto:edmund@haselwanter.com]
Sent: Samstag, 21. Mai 2011 10:15
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: Re: Re: VMWareTools-installation

On 21.05.2011, at 02:02, Seth Chisamore wrote:

Mac OS X doesn’t have sha256sum but it does have openssl :slight_smile:

openssl dgst -sha256 VMwareTools.tar.gz

and it has

shasum -a256 VMwareTools.tar.gz

Seth


Opscode, Inc.
Seth Chisamore, Senior Technical Evangelist
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: schisamo

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Joshua Timberman <joshua@opscode.commailto:joshua@opscode.com> wrote:
Hello!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:45 AM, WEINHAPL Andreas wrote:

Today I ve created a new role named “VMWare_Install” Its based on Ubuntu / Debian! So the first thing I do is to copy the *.tar.gz into my node working directory (with an cookbook_file statement) after that I will will extract it with an execute command. If this is finished I’ll begin to compare the installation version with the local vesion of the VMWareTools.
Did you create the file in the cookbook’s “files/default” directory?

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/File+Distribution

Also, I suggest a couple changes to your resources, noted below:

cookbook_file “/tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz” do
puts "Copy File to its place\n"
source "VMWareTools.tar.gz"
owner "root"
group "root"
mode 0777
end
I would use the “checksum” parameter in this resource to ensure that the file is not copied every time. You will need a SHA256 checksum, and can generate that. On linux, use sha256sum:

sha256sum VMwareTools.tar.gz

Mac OS X does not have a sha256sum binary, but you can generate the checksum with a Chef library :slight_smile:

ruby -rchef/checksum_cache -e ‘puts Chef::ChecksumCache.checksum_for_file(“VMWareTools.tar.gz”)’

Supply the full path to the .tar.gz if its not in the cwd.

execute “Unpacking the Installer File” do
puts "Extracting installation File\n"
command "/bin/tar zxf /tmp/VMWareTools.tar.gz -C /tmp/"
action :run
end
I would have this be action :nothing with a “subscribe” meta-parameter on the cookbook_file resource.

subscribes :run, “cookbook_file[/tmp/VMwareTools.tar.gz]”, :immediately

See: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Resources#Resources-Notifications

In both resources, you do not need the “puts” line, as Chef will display a message about the resource it is configuring at run time.


Opscode, Inc.
Joshua Timberman, Director of Training and Services
IRC, Skype, Twitter, Github: jtimberman


DI Edmund Haselwanter, edmund@haselwanter.commailto:edmund@haselwanter.com, http://edmund.haselwanter.com/
http://www.iteh.at | http://facebook.com/iTeh.solutions | http://at.linkedin.com/in/haselwanteredmund