How to install Chef Development Kit on Arch Linux
(: October 13, 2018)
The Chef development kit contains all the tools you need to develop and test your infrastructure, built by the awesome Chef community. Chef is an open source configuration management tool written in Ruby and Erlang. The Chef DK workstation is the location where users interact with Chef.
If you don’t have Chef Server installed, check: How to install Chef Automation Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
To install Chef Development Kit on Arch Linux, you need an AUR helper, I recommend you use yay – yay – Best AUR Helper for Arch Linux / Manjaro
Once yay is installed. download and install Chef Development Kit on your Arch Linux machine.
yay -S --noconfirm chef-dk
Wait for the installation to finish. Check the version installed using:
$ yay -Qi chef-dk Name : chef-dk Version : 3.2.30-1 Description : The Chef development kit contains all the tools you need to develop and test your infrastructure, built by the awesome Chef community. Architecture : x86_64 URL : https://downloads.chef.io/chef-dk/ Licenses : Apache Groups : None Provides : None Depends On : None Optional Deps : None Required By : None Optional For : None Conflicts With : chef chef-solo chef-client chef-workstation Replaces : None Installed Size : 320.93 MiB Packager : Unknown Packager Build Date : Wed 03 Oct 2018 10:46:56 PM EAT Install Date : Wed 03 Oct 2018 10:56:57 PM EAT Install Reason : Explicitly installed Install Script : No Validated By : None
From the output, you can confirm the installed version is
3.2.30-1. Downloads page lists current releases of Chef DK.
To use the Chef development kit version of Ruby as the default Ruby, you’ll need to edit your $PATH and GEM environment variables to include paths to the Chef development kit.
For Bash use:
echo 'eval "$(chef shell-init bash)"' >> ~/.bash_profile
~/.bash_profile represent name of shell and its configurat
If you’re using zsh shell, then run
echo 'eval "$(chef shell-init zsh)"' >> ~/.zshrc
Source your rc and check the ruby location.
source ~/.zshrc or source ~/.bash_profile
Installation of Chef Development Kit will provide the following command line tools:
Click on the item link to learn more about what it does, and how it works. More ChefDK setup guides are available on Chef Documentation page.