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From Steve Domin <>
Subject Re: Default Chef cookbook for Mesos
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:22:09 GMT
Thanks for the explanation Ray.

If it ends up not being maintained by mdsol we should at least make sure a
note is added to the README.

And adding everpeace's cookbook to the supermarket would probably be a good
thing too.

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Ray Rodriguez <> wrote:

> Hi Steve I'm the original author of the mdsol chef cookbook.  The original
> motivation for writing a new cookbook from the one that was already out
> there at the time (Shingo's everpeace/cookbook-mesos) was that we wanted to
> install the mesosphere deb packages instead of compiling mesos which is the
> only option that cookbook-mesos provided at the time.  We also had some ec2
> specific configuration that we wanted to support as well as adding a little
> bit of integration with the exhibitor based zookeeper community cookbook by
> SimpleFinance.  I wouldn't say my cookbook did anything AWS specific or had
> any dependencies on AWS but that's the environment I was in at the time and
> thus why the cookbook was biased towards AWS.
> I'm no longer at the company under which that cookbook lives under and
> while they have been great about taking pull requests and any changes I
> want to introduce I'm not sure they are even using Mesos internally anymore
> so I don't know if they are motivated to continue to develop the cookbook
> in-house.  I personally have since switched to using a modified version of
> the everpeace cookbook for installing Mesos via chef.  So basically my bad
> for being a shitty custodian of mdsol/mesos_cookbook and for not
> contributing my updates to everpeace's cookbook back to his repo.  I've
> been busy like everyone else but that's still no excuse.
> That being said I know Shingo continues to actively develop
> everpeace/cookbook-mesos so I'd like to get behind that cookbook with
> future changes and PR's as I believe having abandoned or out of date
> "official" community cookbooks in the chef supermarket is typically bad for
> the chef community and people approaching a cookbook for the first time.
>  I'll talk to some guys at mdsol to see how they want to handle that
> cookbook going forward.
> Again sorry for the confusion and hopefully the everpeace cookbook will
> continue to evolve and help everybody using chef to get mesos up and
> running easily in any environment.
> Ray
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Nic Grayson <>
> wrote:
>> The mdsol cookbook author has said everyone should just use the everpeace
>> cookbook. I would recommend switching to it.
>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM, Steve Domin <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I'm using Chef to install and configure Mesos on our servers and so far
>>> I've been working with mdsol's cookbook
>>> <> partly because it seems to be
>>> the "official" community cookbook (since it's the one in the supermarket).
>>> However, it doesn't seem to be maintained anymore so I was thinking of
>>> switching to everpeace/cookbook-mesos
>>> <>, which is actively
>>> maintained.
>>> What is everyone using?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steve

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