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What belongs in site.pp, and what should be moved out of it? [on hold]

So far I've been putting everything in site.pp. This causes the file to become long and cluttered. Should I be doing this, or should I move stuff out of site.pp and into external files, and then ...
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Puppet managed home directory

We use puppet to manage users in our production ubuntu servers and user home directory is managed by puppet. Until recently puppet was not removing the user home directory when an user is ensured ...
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Puppet doesn't ignore whitespace

I have an entry that may or may not appear in /etc/rsyslog.conf: # Added for Kiwi *.err;*.emerg;*.alert;*.warning;*.debug;*.notice;*.crit;*.info @10.19.24.50 Since some of these servers ...
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'Undefined method `map' for “pip2”:String' error when applying Puppet manifest

When trying to apply a Puppet manifest by running sudo make install I get the following error message on only one of two up-to-date Arch Linux machines: Error: Failed to apply catalog: undefined ...
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Puppet: Forcing user to change his password at next login

I am using `users' resource to create unix accounts and then set a default password. For this I have written the following manifest . node 'node2.example.com','node3.example.com'{ user { 'askar': ...
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users resource in Puppet not updating /etc/shadow

I have written a manifests using users resource as shown below node 'node2.example.com','node3.example.com'{ user { 'ash': ensure => 'present', managehome => 'true', comment => ...
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Applying hosts resource in puppet to update /etc/hosts

I am new to puppet, trying with the host resource to update /etc/hosts on node2.example.com with the below entry master.example.com 10.134.39.245 node2.example.com 10.134.39.246 For ...
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When do you have to define a class in puppet?

I noticed that whenever classes are defined in puppet, they refer to external modules. If you are doing something in site.pp and not referencing any external modules, would you ever still define a ...
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puppetlabbs/firewall on centos 7.2

I'm trying to do this (with Puppet CE 4.3.2 and the puppetlabs/firewall modules from the forge): firewall { '110 allow http/https access': dport => [80, 443], proto => tcp, ...
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augtool saving failed

I am trying to set some parameter using augtool but getting strange error Linux$ sudo augtool set /files/etc/abrt/abrt-action-save-package-data.conf/OpenGPGCheck no error: Failed to execute command ...
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How do I get a manifest to run from my Puppet Master server to a Puppet Agent node?

I am trying to run a Puppet manifest for the first time on two new servers. But I keep getting errors. I recently set up two CentOS v7 servers. They have passwordless SSH between them. Ports 22, ...
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Modifying yml file through augeas

I am trying to modify/set /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml file in puppet manifest through augeas resource but it is not working. Can someone explain what lens file i should specify ? and ...
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Deploying a package through puppet from URL

How can i install a package through puppet by using the URL of the .tar.gz of the package on centos 6 client. Is there any native support in puppet without installing anything extra on the puppet ...
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How do I apply a manifest from a Puppet Master server to a Puppet Agent node server?

I installed Puppet Agent on a CentOS 7 server. I installed Puppet Master on a different CentOS 7 server. I'm using the free version of Puppet on both servers. The Puppet Agent server requested a ...
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using puppet to format a disk/volume

When I provision a new virtual machine with centos6, it does most of the configuration through puppet. But I have to manually run the command #mkfs.ext4 /dev/vdc to format /dev/vdc. Is there any way ...
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Puppet agent certificate error after rebuilding openstack instance

I have an open-stack instance vm , and puppet agent was working fine on it. By running the command puppet agent -t, it was good. But for some reason i had to rebuild the instance by using the ...
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How to use Hiera data from source repository?

I've got a masterless Puppet setup and I'd like to simply add information such as package names based on $::osfamily for portability. It seems Hiera is made for this sort of thing, but I can't figure ...
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Puppet Master: TCPServer Error: Address already in use - bind(2) - WEBrick 1.3.1

I rebooted Puppet Master several times but always this error [root@puppet-master04 ~]# service httpd restart Stopping httpd: [ OK ] Starting httpd: ...
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increasing puppet storeconfigs timeout

I have a small cluster consisting of a fileserver and six nodes. The six nodes need to be 100% identical, so I'm using puppet to manage them. There's a few reasons why I want to be able to use ...
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PM2 inside bash script deployed by puppet not working

#!/bin/bash # install needed RPMS yum -y install gcc-c++ git # downlaod and compile node wget https://nodejs.org/dist/v0.12.7/node-v0.12.7.tar.gz tar -xvzf node-v0.12.7.tar.gz cd node-v0.12.7 ...
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awk or sed command to match regex at specific line, exit true if success, false otherwise

I need to determine if a file contains a certain regex at a certain line and to return true (exit 0) if found, and otherwise false. Maybe I'm overthinking this, but my attempts proved a tad unwieldy. ...
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DPKG error when installing puppetserver

I want to install Puppet 4.2 on a Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and when installing puppetserver through apt-get I get the following error near the end of the installation: dpkg: error processing archive ...
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Vagrant: missing destination file operand after ‘/etc/exports’

I'm running Vagrant 1.7.3 with an Ubuntu 14.04 basebox, and I want to try out the new Puppet 4.2.0. However, when I run vagrant up on an empty VM, I get the following error: cp: missing destination ...
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A puppet configuration style for users

I want to set a configuration managment utility for users, like puppet but for users, I need to install one package or another or apply one manifest (in puppet) in order of the user that is logged in ...
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Automate to adding certificate for ca-certificate

I try to automate to adding a certificate on an Ubuntu server 14.04 with puppet or a one liner command. I added certificates manually with these commands : mkdir /usr/share/ca-certificates/extra cp ...
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Unable to run the script in cron via manifest

I am trying to deploy a script to agents and run the script using cron every hour. When I am running puppet agent -t I am getting error: Error 400 on SERVER: Invalid parameter path on ...
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/var/lib/puppet/state/agent_catalog_run.lock exists

I'm seeing the following error on CentOS 6.4: # puppet agent --test Run of Puppet configuration client already in progress; skipping (/var/lib/puppet/state/agent_catalog_run.lock exists) What ...
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When puppet, chef or ansible are simpler solutions than package manager?

I'm new to above deployment and configuration tools. I have typical need to install and upgrade on a target machine a customized and configured webserver, maybe reverse proxy, database, required ...
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Prompting for a password on sudo?

I'm creating users using Puppet. Here's the gist of what I'm doing in Puppet: user { 'ntkay': name => 'ntkay', uid => 10000, home => '/home/ntkay', managehome => true, ...
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How to print a custom warning at the *end* of a Puppet run?

Verbose Puppet runs are verbose. To make sure the user notices a custom warning message, it would be good to print it only at the end of the run. Is this possible without major breakage of the Puppet ...
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Puppet-enterprise-install fails basename: missing operand

I just downloaded the puppet enterprise installer for my OS version from the puppetlabs website and the installer seems to fail immediately. Couldn't find anything online so I would appreciate any ...
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How to delete all files in a directory except some globs using Puppet?

Spell checkers unfortunately don't come packaged for regions, so after installing English, French and German dictionaries I get this huge collection: $ find /usr/share/myspell/dicts/ -name '*.dic' | ...
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Possible to deliver centrally configured login scripts on Linux?

In Windows you can assign login scripts to users which run whenever they log into a system which allowing admins to do things like map drives/printers and generally do anything for which there isn't a ...
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Where does Puppet's environment come from?

Self-training on puppet and wrote the following manifest: class bratch::test { file { '/var/cache/tempFile': owner => 'root', group => 'root', mode => '0644', source ...
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How do I manage resolv.conf with Puppet and NetworkManager?

I have some hosts that have explicitly managed resolv.conf files. I have others that rely on NetworkManager, which does many things including writing the resolv.conf file. Is there a consistent way ...
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How to get non-zero exit code from Puppet when configuration cannot be applied?

I've tried the following Puppet configuration to disable the root password: class users { user { 'root': password => '*', } } But after applying it with no warnings or error messages I ...
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“Pipe” command to new bash shell?

I want to add my private key to the ssh-agent and I'm following these instructions. According to this the command ssh-agent bash spawns a ssh-agent bash and I can add my key afterwards using ...
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puppet mount a loopback device

I was taking truability test to assess my skills. I got the below question. Create a puppet manifest in /root/puppet/lad.pp to mount the filesystem located in /root/files/LAD/disk.ext2 that: will ...
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How is PATH set for users in puppet?

I'm having an interesting problem which I was able to work around by manually specifying PATH. The problem is that although my root user's PATH is: ...
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Manage only a section of a config file with Puppet (multiline file_line)

There is a config file e.g. /etc/network/interfaces. I want to manage only a certain section of that file using Puppet. Example: # At the beginning at least is some dynamic content that can be ...
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Puppet Master not serving out/reading manifests

I have a really strange issue with my Puppet Master. I can't seem to get it to serve my manifests properly. I have installed manifests in two locations: ...
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Verifying a SSL certificate's fingerprint?

I'm toying around with a Puppet agent and a Puppet master and I've noticed that the Puppet cert utility provides a fingerprint for my agent's public key as it has requested to be signed: $ puppet ...
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Determine FQDN when hostname doesn't give it?

In another question, I found that Puppet was generating certificates for my machine's FQDN but not the simple host name. In that example, kungfumaster was the hostname and was the value retrieved by ...
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Generating server and client certificates with multiple hostnames

When starting up my Puppet Master for the first time, it automatically generates its own server certificate, which is awesome. My server's hostname is kungfumaster and the Puppet Master generates a ...
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Instantaneous Puppet Deployments with MCollective

Note: I'm not sure where this question belongs. Perhaps it would belong better on Server Fault, but as I'm primarily asking for hacking and home-networking purposes, I'm asking here. Plus it'd ...
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Git and Puppet Master Lifecycle

I'm looking to setup a Puppet Master which hosts its configuration in a Git repository. I assume that I'd host my Puppet Configuration in a Git repository centrally organized on a Git hosting ...
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Puppet, managing two depending file resources?

I cannot figure out, how to deal with case when I have 2 resources managed by puppet, depending on each other (one is parent of another), and both are set to be absent. Test case below. Directories ...
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Can we install puppet without touching the servers?

I heard that puppet need to be installed on server side, not just desktop side, from where we want to launch commands on the servers. My question: Are there any other methods for using puppet? I ...
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Creating a Vagrant box with Docker installed

I'm trying create a nice playground for Docker in Vagrant based on Vagrant's precise64 box. (Code is available at GitHub: rfkrocktk/docker-vagrant-playground) Here's my Puppet provisioning ...
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enable IST timezone in puppet

I'm trying to run below Puppet manifest to set 'IST' timezone. class { 'timezone': timezone => 'IST', } When I run Puppet apply timezone.pp, it installs properly. But when I check the system ...