Chef 10.16.2 or higher
With the release of 10.16.0, the community quickly found a rather serious bug. (ticket CHEF-3547). The remote_file resource was not keeping it's promises. After talking with Josh, I learned that there are plans to exercise "reference" cookbooks during testing. I needed an excuse to learn minitest-chef, so I decided to start the ultimate reference cookbook. It would exercise all the core Chef resources to make sure they kept their basic contracts.
This cookbook is meant to act as a source of examples for writing tests and cross platform design patterns.
Hopefully it will make it into the testing process.
cd ~/src/resource-tester bundle exec kitchen test
n/a (yet). Add some!
default.rb is a monolithic recipe for now.
TONS. This is just a start. Right now, only the user, file (+cousins), and cron types are exercised. It only works on centos.
My time to work on this is close to non-existent, so its continued developement needs to be a community effort. Send pull requests!
The short list: 1) Add tests for packages and services 2) Refactor to be cross platform across ubuntu 3) Refactor again to work across all "supported" Chef platforms. 4) Devise a strategy for testing "through time". This is needed to test general idempotence, long running node behavior in the face of package updates and repo modifications, multi-phase convergence problems (see pki cookbook), etc.
Author:: Sean OMeara (firstname.lastname@example.org)