Serverspec and Chef 11 2015-12-21
Serverspec is a server testing library used often
with Test-Kitchen, through the busser-serverspec
plugin. Serverspec uses an internal helper gem called
implements much of the heavy lifting of the different types of checks that
Serverspec offers. While Test-Kitchen uses Serverspec in
exec mode for local
execution, it also supports an SSH-based remote execution mode using Ruby’s
Enough with the back story
Between versions 2.44.7 and 2.44.8, specinfra changed its dependencies to allow
the use of
net-ssh version 3.0. This creates a problem with Chef 11 as it
still uses the end-of-life’d Ruby 1.9 and
net-ssh 3.0 is incompatible with
source 'https://rubygems.org' gem 'specinfra', '2.44.7' gem 'serverspec', '2.24.3'
This will force the versions of both gems back to things compatible with Ruby 1.9
and thus Chef 11. You’ll see a warning about the gems not being found the first
time you run
kitchen verify on a new instance, but it will work fine after that.
Make sure you remember to remove this file when you upgrade to Chef 12.