Windows: change install path


#1

Hi all,

Is it possible to change the chef install path? The infra team does not like the fact that the chef installs in c:\opscode.

Cheers,
Florian

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#2

From Chef client MSI logs, I see that there is a property called “INSTALLLOCATION” but I don’t see it being used anywhere, almost all the paths are hard-coded to C:\opscode…

-Kapil

-----Original Message-----
From: Florian Hehlen [mailto:Florian.Hehlen@mri-group.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:58 PM
To: 'chef@lists.opscode.com’
Subject: [chef] windows: change install path

Hi all,

Is it possible to change the chef install path? The infra team does not like the fact that the chef installs in c:\opscode.

Cheers,
Florian

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#3

for the linux side of the house according to this FAQ you can’t change the
installation path

http://www.getchef.com/chef/install/#faq

I’m only assuming the same goes for the windows side.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM, Kapil Shardha <
Kapil.Shardha@simulationiq.com> wrote:

From Chef client MSI logs, I see that there is a property called
"INSTALLLOCATION" but I don’t see it being used anywhere, almost all the
paths are hard-coded to C:\opscode…

-Kapil

-----Original Message-----
From: Florian Hehlen [mailto:Florian.Hehlen@mri-group.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:58 PM
To: 'chef@lists.opscode.com’
Subject: [chef] windows: change install path

Hi all,

Is it possible to change the chef install path? The infra team does not
like the fact that the chef installs in c:\opscode.

Cheers,
Florian

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#4

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Elvin Abordo wrote:

for the linux side of the house according to this FAQ you can’t change the installation path

http://www.getchef.com/chef/install/#faq

I’m only assuming the same goes for the windows side.
Windows as a platform has better support for changing install locations, so we’re looking into supporting this eventually. One issue is that a lot of things don’t support paths with spaces correctly and these are largely out of our control. So the outlook for being able to install chef to C:\Program Files (if this is what you want to do) is pretty grim. If you search around for issues with Ruby DevKit and installing to ‘Program Files’, you’ll find plenty of examples.


Daniel DeLeo

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:02 PM, Kapil Shardha <Kapil.Shardha@simulationiq.com (mailto:Kapil.Shardha@simulationiq.com)> wrote:

From Chef client MSI logs, I see that there is a property called “INSTALLLOCATION” but I don’t see it being used anywhere, almost all the paths are hard-coded to C:\opscode…

-Kapil

-----Original Message-----
From: Florian Hehlen [mailto:Florian.Hehlen@mri-group.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:58 PM
To: 'chef@lists.opscode.com (mailto:chef@lists.opscode.com)'
Subject: [chef] windows: change install path

Hi all,

Is it possible to change the chef install path? The infra team does not like the fact that the chef installs in c:\opscode.

Cheers,
Florian

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