We've seen how to install system packages using the
package resource. In this section, you'll discover how to manage system services, using a resource named
service. We'll continue to build the LAMP server we started in the previous section by managing the Apache HTTP and MariaDB services right from Chef. This way we'll be able to manage any available service.
To work through this recipe, you will need the following:
The structure of the service resource is very similar to the
package resource. We want to do two actions with our services: enable them at boot and ...