- From: Noah Kantrowitz <
- Subject: [chef] Re: env_run_list vs run_list
- Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:36:59 -0700
On Apr 20, 2012, at 12:57 PM, Sachin Sagar Rai wrote:
> I'm confused regarding the `env_run_lists` in the following
> `roles/base.rb`. And this didn't
> http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Roles#Roles-envrunlists make me clear
> name "base"
> description "Base role applied to all nodes."
> "production" => ["recipe[chef-client]"],
> "staging" => )
> When I run the `knife ec2 server create -E staging ....`, i.e. in the
> `staging` environment, the node's run_list is blank.
> Is this the expected behavior? I was thinking that the `env_run_lists`
> items would be added up with the items in the above `run_list` items, just
> like the rails app's `config/database.yml`
As mentioned on the wiki page, the env run list is an override, so it totally
replaces the default non-env run list if the env matches. Otherwise there
would be no way to remove items and ordering would be much harder to grok.
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