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Make location of chef-client '/.chef' directory configurable

The documentation says that the default location for Chef on Linux is /opt/chef. However, the RPM installer uses /opt/.chef for running the Chef upgrade process. On systems that use LVM to restrict bloating of the /opt file system it bloats the filesystem causing the installation to fail. The temporary structure should be housed under /opt/chef not /opt.

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  • Feb 6 2023
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  • Matt Gough commented
    6 Feb 03:56pm

    This tmp directory's location should be able to be set by the user