I’m trying to start using community cookbooks(to update the current one’s
and to contribute more) and wrapping them in our organization-level
My environment is: latest Chef-server, Berkshelf, test-kitchen, Chef-zero,
There are two main purposes of creating wrappers for every community
- I don’t have a general Berksfile, so I need to tell Bekshelf and Jenkins
CI about my cookbook and it’s dependencies;
- I need to modify cookbooks behaviour to get it working with other private
At this point I have two questions:
Should I write tests for cookbooks-wrappers OR fork upstream cookbooks
and add tests there? Or should I do both? If I should do both then how to
Ideally I don’t want to have community’s cookbooks on my local filesystem
since they’re being loaded into Chef-server by Berkshelf from community
site, but I need to run tests for them as well.
I’m creating $cookbook/tests/fixtures/data_bags/sample/someuser.json to
use it in tests and test-kitchen uploads it for me to chef-zero server
automatically. How can I load the data from that data_bag in my
tests/integration/some_test.rb so I can create a test that checks if
everything is created correct on the node?
For example for users cookbook I’m creating a sample user and I want to
create a test that loads that sample user and checks wether it exists.