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trying to install chef-client package via local yum repo

I am trying to make chef-11.16.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm available to our servers via a local yum repo that we've built. it is not available in RHEL Repos, so i had to manually download and save it in our ...
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Multiple environments in Chef?

I am looking for some ideas/guidance to use environments in chef to specify attributes that are specific to each environments like Dev, QA & PROD. As a result we would like to be able to use same ...
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When puppet, chef or ansible are simpler solutions than package manager?

I'm new to above deployment and configuration tools. I have typical need to install and upgrade on a target machine a customized and configured webserver, maybe reverse proxy, database, required ...
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Is it necessary to run a SSH daemon if I use Chef locally?

I want to write a chef cookbook to setup Linux desktop environments. I created a kitchen by knife solo init chef-repo, and created a cookbook hello and a node file localhost.json. Then I run: $ ...
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How to install man command for chef

I want to see manual for chef with command man knife-cookbook. But it looks like manuals are not installed by default install gem install chef. I found the man page of knife cookbook. ...
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Python-friendly machine configuration management systems

Are there machine configuration management systems akin to: Puppet Chef which are natively, or at least intimately, Python-friendly? Any recommendations with supporting evidence and/or backing ...
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How can i free up memory / manage memory on a linux box?

I am running two Ubuntu 12.04 servers (no GUI / desktop) using canonical's cloud images on Amazon EC2. One is a micro with 613MB of RAM and one is a medium with 3.75GB of RAM. I only have opscode's ...