BOSH helps us with many simple conventions: packages are a single folder full of files, job templates are a folder full of monit script, bin and configuration files, and manifests have a nice structure to them.
But beyond these conventions, with over 100 BOSH releases in existence over the last five years, there are many diverging conventions and patterns for building releases and describing deployment manifests.
Fortunately there is Dmitriy’s
bosh-lint CLI to help.
For my own amusement, I’ll use it on one of Dmitriy’s own BOSH releases: zookeeper-release.
There are two primary commands:
bosh-lint lint-release(also aliased
bosh-lint ras you get lazier and lazier over time)
bosh-lint lint-manifest manifests/thing.yml(aliased
Let’s see how Dmitriy’s release fares:
$ bosh-lint release Problem Context Resolution Name does not match suggested regexp '^[a-z0-9]+(([a-z0-9]+\-?)+[a-z0-9]+)?$' Release: Job 'smoke_tests' Rename Name does not match suggested regexp '^[a-z0-9]+(([a-z0-9]+\_?)+[a-z0-9]+)?$' Release: Package 'golang_1.7' Rename 2 suggestions
$ bosh-lint manifest manifests/zookeeper.yml Problem Context Resolution Name does not match suggested regexp '^[a-z0-9]+(([a-z0-9]+\-?)+[a-z0-9]+)?$' Manifest: Instance group 'smoke_tests' Rename 1 suggestions
But… every BOSH release probably has some deviations from
bosh-lint. Yet they are super easy to fix and test.
I submitted a PR to zookeeper-release:
Took a couple minutes. Thanks
Please help fix a community/core BOSH release today!