Upgrade Packer version used for builds


Currently, we use Packer 0.7.5 on Mac. This doesn't support the us-east-2 AWS region, among other things.

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Derek Wood
April 11, 2018, 7:57 PM

we have moved off the mac agents, and are using packer 1.0.0 on the vmx agents

Derek Wood
June 1, 2017, 5:26 AM

To do this properly, we have conflicting dependencies on the mac agents that will need to be resolved. In particular, our current maven cookbook depends on ark < 1, while any of the needed packer cookbooks depend on ark > 1.

Currently, packer is not in the runlist. I was able to hackily upgrade packer to 1.0.0 by uploading chef-packer-0.6.0 and running chef piecemeal: chef-client -o "recipe[packer]" -j [json] with the following json:

but leaving this open until we can properly get all our cookbooks to play nicely.

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