Versions older than 0.10.10 don't support platform_family, so any cookbooks that depend on it will fail (there are lots)
chef_gem is also not supported in old releases, which will break many current cookbooks.
IMO, yes, use the omnibus version. It works great and lets you avoid a whole class of complicated dependency interactions, makes upgrades easier, and using the newer version helps you to write better chef code.On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM, John Griessen < " target="_blank"> > wrote:I'm new at chef, so want to be able to ask questioins using the version
most people use, that is up to date, but not buggy. Hosted Chef needs v0.9.0 at least.
Is there any advantage to newer than v0.10 that is available with debian squeeze?
"Omnibus Installer includes the Chef client, a stable version of Ruby, and everything else needed for Chef to run, in a single package."
So are most folks on this list using the chef versions of dependencies rather than
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