Windows Chef-Client-Lastest.msi 10.12.0 - Changes & Bug


#1

Hi All,

Firstly for those who use Windows 2003 Systems the new chef-client-lastest.msi (10.12.0) still contains this bug I reported for 0.10.8:

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-2851

Secondly, the default search path for chef-client is C:\Chef\ instead of :\etc\chef. Looking it to C drive is good. Dropping etc out of the path is inconvenient.

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-3244

Wade Peacock
Production IT | Vision Critical
direct 604.629.9358
mobile 604.363.8137

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#2

Can we please keep the default path at C:\Chef. Nothing should be in an etc directory on a Windows box.

From: Wade Peacock <Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.commailto:Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.com>
Reply-To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:30 PM
To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Subject: [chef] Windows Chef-Client-Lastest.msi 10.12.0 - Changes & Bug

Hi All,

Firstly for those who use Windows 2003 Systems the new chef-client-lastest.msi (10.12.0) still contains this bug I reported for 0.10.8:

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-2851

Secondly, the default search path for chef-client is C:\Chef\ instead of :\etc\chef. Looking it to C drive is good. Dropping etc out of the path is inconvenient.

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-3244

Wade Peacock
Production IT | Vision Critical
direct 604.629.9358
mobile 604.363.8137

www.visioncritical.comhttp://www.visioncritical.com/

New York | London | Vancouver| Paris | Sydney | Chicago | San Francisco | Toronto | Montreal | Calgary


#3

+1 for c:\chef.

/etc and /var are filesystem litter on windows.

On Jun 26, 2012, at 5:16 PM, “Tim Smith” <Tim.Smith@Webtrends.commailto:Tim.Smith@Webtrends.com> wrote:

Can we please keep the default path at C:\Chef. Nothing should be in an etc directory on a Windows box.

From: Wade Peacock <Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.commailto:Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.com>
Reply-To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:30 PM
To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Subject: [chef] Windows Chef-Client-Lastest.msi 10.12.0 - Changes & Bug

Hi All,

Firstly for those who use Windows 2003 Systems the new chef-client-lastest.msi (10.12.0) still contains this bug I reported for 0.10.8:

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-2851

Secondly, the default search path for chef-client is C:\Chef\ instead of :\etc\chef. Looking it to C drive is good. Dropping etc out of the path is inconvenient.

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-3244

Wade Peacock
Production IT | Vision Critical
direct 604.629.9358
mobile 604.363.8137

www.visioncritical.comhttp://www.visioncritical.com/

New York | London | Vancouver| Paris | Sydney | Chicago | San Francisco | Toronto | Montreal | Calgary


#4

Better tell Microsoft: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\

:slight_smile:

Wes

On Jun 26, 2012, at 8:23 PM, Paul Morton - BIA pmorton@biaprotect.com
wrote:

+1 for c:\chef.

/etc and /var are filesystem litter on windows.

On Jun 26, 2012, at 5:16 PM, “Tim Smith” Tim.Smith@Webtrends.com wrote:

Can we please keep the default path at C:\Chef. Nothing should be in an
etc directory on a Windows box.

From: Wade Peacock Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.com
Reply-To: "chef@lists.opscode.com" chef@lists.opscode.com
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:30 PM
To: "chef@lists.opscode.com" chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Windows Chef-Client-Lastest.msi 10.12.0 - Changes & Bug

Hi All,

Firstly for those who use Windows 2003 Systems the new
chef-client-lastest.msi (10.12.0) still contains this bug I reported for
0.10.8:

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-2851

Secondly, the default search path for chef-client is C:\Chef\ instead of
:\etc\chef. Looking it to C drive is good. Dropping etc out
of the path is inconvenient.

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-3244

Wade Peacock
Production IT | Vision Critical
*direct * 604.629.9358

*mobile * 604.363.8137

New York | London | Vancouver| Paris | Sydney | Chicago | San
Francisco | Toronto | Montreal | Calgary


#5

I can deal with the change to C:\chef as long as the next chef-client-lastest.msi continues to use it. One fear I have is that the next msi goes back to \etc\chef or even a different directory. Currently we only have 25 Windows systems using chef-client to control configurations, however we have another 100+ system which we’ll be adding gradually over the next while and having a moving default folder will become problematic. While is possible to path the client configuration file to use via the command like chef-client -c <path_to file>\client.rb it is easier to if just chef-client is needed.

W

From: Paul Morton - BIA [mailto:pmorton@biaprotect.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:22 PM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Cc: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: Re: Windows Chef-Client-Lastest.msi 10.12.0 - Changes & Bug

+1 for c:\chef.

/etc and /var are filesystem litter on windows.

On Jun 26, 2012, at 5:16 PM, “Tim Smith” <Tim.Smith@Webtrends.commailto:Tim.Smith@Webtrends.com> wrote:
Can we please keep the default path at C:\Chef. Nothing should be in an etc directory on a Windows box.

From: Wade Peacock <Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.commailto:Wade.Peacock@visioncritical.com>
Reply-To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:30 PM
To: "chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com" <chef@lists.opscode.commailto:chef@lists.opscode.com>
Subject: [chef] Windows Chef-Client-Lastest.msi 10.12.0 - Changes & Bug

Hi All,

Firstly for those who use Windows 2003 Systems the new chef-client-lastest.msi (10.12.0) still contains this bug I reported for 0.10.8:

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-2851

Secondly, the default search path for chef-client is C:\Chef\ instead of :\etc\chef. Looking it to C drive is good. Dropping etc out of the path is inconvenient.

http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-3244

Wade Peacock
Production IT | Vision Critical
direct 604.629.9358
mobile 604.363.8137

www.visioncritical.comhttp://www.visioncritical.com/

New York | London | Vancouver| Paris | Sydney | Chicago | San Francisco | Toronto | Montreal | Calgary


#6

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Wade Peacock wrote:

I can deal with the change to C:\chef as long as the next chef-client-lastest.msi continues to use it.

We do not plan to change this again. The previous defaults were just leftovers from the UNIX defaults.


Dan DeLeo