[DRE-maint] Debian chef documentation
joshua at opscode.com
Thu Aug 20 16:09:32 UTC 2009
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On Aug 20, 2009, at 9:19 AM, Laurent Vallar wrote:
> I'm trying to get chef working using your debian package but opscode
> wiki documentation apply only when using rubygems installation : there
> is no "Getting Started" stuff with debian packages only. For example
> your packaged chef-client doesn't need runit as it starts itself in a
> standalone mode. And read all the documentation without being able to
> test it quickly is a bit frustrating.
Thank you for the feedback. I'm the primary maintainer for the
documentation on the Chef wiki, and this is actually high on my
priority list. Getting the actual packages out and available for
general consumption is also, of course, a high priority :-).
> Could you please provide two "Getting Started" tutorials for Debian
> packages: one for chef-solo as a quick start to see how chef is
> a second to properly initialize chef-server and clients following the
> Debian way.
We do have a document for Chef Solo on the wiki, does that not
suffice with the way the Debian package is set up?
While we're obviously packaging Chef for Debian, we're also focused on
getting it into the Universe repository for Ubuntu Karmic release
before their feature freeze next week. The latest packaging code is
uploaded to the Ubuntu universe "REVU" site and I will update the
DRE SVN repo when it is advocated for Ubuntu.
> Feel free to send me your draft for testing purpose if it helps, i'm
> currently using puppet for configuration management (after many years
> under cfengine) and i'm very interested by the chef! project.
I will post to the list links to wiki documentation once it is
available. In the meantime, you might look at the packaging for Ubuntu
on REVU, as the README and config files are updated with newer
Thank you for checking out the package, and your interest in Chef!
Joshua Timberman, Senior Solutions Engineer
C: 720.878.4322 E: joshua at opscode.com
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