Step 2: Install the tools

Packaging System Demo

In order to start packaging applications with Chef Habitat, you'll need two bits of software on your workstation:

  1. The Chef Habitat CLI tool*
  2. Docker**

Instructions for installing Chef Habitat and Docker can be found in the docs.

You can verify that Chef Habitat was successfully installed by checking the version.

$ hab --version

* The first time you run Habitat, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement. More details about the license can be found here.

**Chef Habitat uses Docker to create a clean build room environment known as the Chef Habitat Studio. You'll learn more about the Studio later in this demo.