Deprecation: Launchd hash Property (CHEF-12)

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The launchd resource has a property called hash which conflicts with the already-existing Ruby hash method that exists on every object.

The CHEF-11 deprecation warns whenever a resource property is named the same as an existing Ruby method. Chef’s core launchd resource is guilty of this behavior. The hash property accepts a Ruby Hash containing the data to be output to the launchd property list. However, hash is an already-existing Ruby method.

A deprecation warning is logged when the hash property is used. In Chef 13, this will raise an exception and your Chef run will fail.


When using the launchd resource and passing a hash for the launchd property list, use the plist_hash property instead of the hash property.