So OpsCode (or now GetChef) doesn’t have an omnibus installer for the ARM/Raspberry Pi, but it’s pretty easy to get it setup.
Start with the base default Raspbian (wheezy) and get it where you can ssh.
Run the following on the Pi:
sudo apt-get install rubygems bundler
sudo gem install chef —verbose
Then on your workstation this to bootstrap:
knife bootstrap -N NODENAME -x pi -P raspberry --sudo IP_of_rPi
You need to set the nodename explicitly as the hostname under raspbian is “raspberrypi” and you probably want something else. The -x and -P options are the default raspbian creds.
You will want recipes to fix the following in your cookbooks:
- Remove the default “pi” user
- Add your own user account
- set the Hostname to the Nodename
Lastly, the following If condition will detect if you’re on a Pi and behave differently
if node['platform'] != "raspbian"