[collectd] Chef recpie for collectd

Florian Forster octo at collectd.org
Sat Feb 9 07:57:15 CET 2013

Hi Miah,

On Fri, Feb 08, 2013 at 05:31:14PM -0800, Miah Johnson wrote:
> I think this is a problem in the 'ark' cookbook, which is what handles
> the actually download/compile/install portion of the install. 

oh, alright. I was half expeting it to have some "only if changed" flag
or so.

> So I propose the following to hopefully resolve this issue:

Perfect, thanks!

> Of course this is software we're talking about and we know how people
> handle software updates (or rather how they don't) so for now its
> probably prudent to leave your redirect up.

Yeah, I'll monitor this and remove the redirect when traffic allows
this. Probably around 1000 downloads / day or so.

> But we might want to update ContactMe.chef to include some details
> about local mirrors and how to update the attribute appropriately (I
> can assist with this of course). I could also post a document covering
> these things to the chef-collectd github and you could redirect to
> that. Lets discuss.

I've just updated / rewritten the note do explain what's going on and
where to find more details and this discussion. You can find the
document at


If you think we should cover something else, like updating attributes in
the cookbook, please let me know. Unfortunatly I know too little about
Chef to provide meaningful pointers myself. (Just send a diff or
something ;)

I went for a text-only document because I expected this file to be
downloaded and then lie around in the file system. So for an
administrator digging around, trying to figure out why this doesn't
work, I thought that a text file is the easiest to read.

> I'm sorry for causing this problem, so please let me know if there is
> anything else I can do to help.

No worries, I think we're right on track for a solution that's working
for everybody.

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