Bootstrap installs of a chef server are a joy. I figured I would give it a bash in a basic debian install.
Some notes - mostly my thoughts before I forget (TODO: organise):
- start with a base net-installed system and upgrade it to testing
- install build-essential I forgot at first and had to mess about with packages like make g++
- you’ll need libopenssl-ruby
- get all the ruby gems and rubydev packages
- malformed json and no -j flag to chef-solo will cause you a headache!!