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possible incompatibility with Chef client release 12.4 #82
Our deployments started failing after the new Chef client release last week; I am currently working on modifying our cloud-init based bootstrap to pin the version of the Chef omnibus installer (unfortunately the cloud-init Chef support doesn't provide any way to do this, so I have to do the installation manually to pin it to a particular version) so I haven't had the time to dive in deep to try to understand what changed in 12.4 to cause it to fail, but the fatal error is in the
Here are the most-likely-to-be-relevant info and warnings from the logs of the initial Chef client run:
Thanks for the pointer to the existing fix - my apologies for opening a duplicate ticket - I should have checked the closed tickets too, but the GitHub issues UI doesn't encourage that as much as it could.
Maybe twitter and/or a blog post would be a useful way to provide notifications about these kinds of things - I noticed that there's now an Ansible os-hardening repository, would love to know when that's ready, but remembering to check every week would be unlikely.