gsandie online notebook

Chef bootstrapping

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!!