Install the 10.18.2 version of chef-solo

To install chef-solo 10.18.2 run the following commands. The lines beginning with # are comments, the ones that begin with $ should be copied on the Linux command line. The $ symbolizes the command line so you do not have to include it:

# Add  "deb precise-0.10 main"
# (Without the quotes) at the end of the cild /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
$ gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 83EF826A
$ gpg --export | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/opscode-keyring.gpg > /dev/null
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install opscode-keyring

# During the next step you will be asked for a parameter that is not used, you can leave it blank.

$ sudo apt-get install chef
$ chef-solo -version

Run chef-solo

Execute the following command:

$ sudo mkdir /var/chef-solo

Copy the cookbooks and the files solo.rb and dna.json in the directory we just created. The final result should be:

\- var
    \- chef-solo
        |- dna.json
        |- solo.rb
        \- cookbooks
            |- apache2
            |- apt
            |- ark
            |- build-essential
            |- database
            |- gis
            |- java
            |- logrotate
            |- omnibus_updater
            |- openssl
            |- postgresql
            |- tomcat
            \- unredd-nfms-portal

Execute the following command from the directory /var/chef-solo:

sudo chef-solo -c solo.rb -j dna.json