Upgrade Chef Compliance

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The following sections describe the upgrade process for Chef Compliance.

Prerequisites

This section describes the prereqs for the upgrade

  1. Previously installed Chef Compliance software.
  2. sudo or root access to the machine.

Upgrade

To upgrade to the latest version of Chef Compliance, do the following:

  1. Stop the services:

    chef-compliance-ctl stop
    
  2. Run dpkg or RPM Package Manager. For dpkg:

    dpkg -i /path/to/chef-compliance-<version>.deb
    

    For RPM Package Manager:

    rpm -Uvh /path/to/chef-compliance-<version>.rpm
    
  3. Start the database to allow connections during the reconfigure step:

    chef-compliance-ctl start postgresql
    
  4. Reconfigure the services:

    chef-compliance-ctl reconfigure
    

    Note

    Starting with Chef Compliance 1.1.9, the Chef MLSA must be accepted when reconfiguring the product. If the Chef MLSA has not already been accepted, the reconfigure process will prompt for a yes to accept it. Or run chef-compliance-ctl reconfigure --accept-license to automatically accept the license.

  5. Start the services:

    chef-compliance-ctl start
    
  6. Check the status of the services:

    chef-compliance-ctl status
    

Logging

The default directory where Chef Compliance is saving logs is: /var/log/chef-compliance/. It contains a directory for each service, but you can follow all the logs with this command:

sudo chef-compliance-ctl tail

This command can also be run for an individual service by specifying the name of the service in the command. For example:

sudo chef-compliance-ctl tail core