[chef] Re: Re: the node[:platform?] attribute in chef 10.12.0

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  • From: Joshua Timberman < >
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  • Subject: [chef] Re: Re: the node[:platform?] attribute in chef 10.12.0
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:52:30 -0700

I made the release, version 1.1.10 last night to the community site. Cheers!

Joshua Timberman
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On Monday, June 25, 2012 at 14:44, Joshua Timberman wrote:

I left a comment on that ticket. It should be fixed in the current
master, which will be released soon.

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Mike < > wrote:
I suspect this may be the culprit.

Haven't reproduced it locally in a test environment, but I know that
I've seen that show un on a bunch of my nodes.


On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Bryan Berry < > wrote:
can any chef devs tell me what the purpose is of the node[:platform?]
attribute is?

I have just started seeing it after upgrading from 0.10.8 to 10.12.0. The
strange part is that my RHEL 6.2 boxes report "ubuntu" for that value if I
have the PHP cookbook in my
run_list https://github.com/opscode-cookbooks/php . w/out the PHP cookbook
in the run_list, platform? holds the array [ "redhat", "fedora", "centos" ]


I have dug into the PHP cookbook and its dependencies and cannot find any
statement that equates to  `node[:platform?] = "ubuntu" `, whether for the
default, normal, or override attributes.

I also have dug into the chef code and haven't found the platform? method
that this attribute corresponds to.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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