Unable to satisfy constraints on package

When you make a change to the version restrictions in the metadata.rb file and execute berks install in your Chef cookbook directory, you may get the error message:

Unable to satisfy constraints on package … due to solution constraint (…). Solution constraints that may result in a constraint on …: [(…)], [(…) -> (…)]
Demand that cannot be met: (…)
Artifacts for which there are conflicting dependencies: … = … -> [(…), (… ~> …)]Unable to find a solution for demands:…



berks update


  • find the latest allowed versions of all referenced cookbooks,
  • update the Berksfile.lock file and
  • download the missing cookbooks to the cookbook cache folder at ~/.berkshelf/cookbooks
  • This command executes berks install too behind the scenes.



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