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 file operand after ‘/etc/exports’
Try 'cp --help' for more information.
cp: cannot stat ‘/exports’: No such file or directory

My /etc/exports file:

# VAGRANT-BEGIN: 1000 b814b4c0-189a-4d39-9283-dd6678993f9e
# VAGRANT-END: 1000 b814b4c0-189a-4d39-9283-dd6678993f9e

My Vagrant file:

machine.vm.synced_folder "~/puppetmaster/src/manifests", "/etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/development/manifests", { :nfs => true }

Where is the problem? The strange thing is it worked just fine last week. The folders are apparently being imported correctly, anyway.

Additionally whenever I destroy my VM and start it again, Vagrant makes a new entry in /etc/exports. Now I have the Vagrant-Begin and Vagrant-End statement around 5 times in my exports file.


See a ticket: cp: cannot stat ‘/exports’: No such file or directory:

This is happening because $TMPDIR is not set on your local machine. Sorry about that. I've opened #5954 to fix the issue. In the meantime, a workaround is to export TMPDIR=/tmp and things should begin working again.

Fixed. Fix available since 1.7.4

  • How do I apply your fix? After adding /tmp to my path I get the error that /etc/exports can't be created because it lacks the necessary rights. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to sudo a Vagrant Up. – Pulz Aug 7 '15 at 12:18
  • @Pulz, 1) Update Vagrant 2) Remove /tmp from your path – Evgeny Vereshchagin Aug 7 '15 at 12:27
  • your last problem: github.com/mitchellh/vagrant/issues/5957 . Fixed. Fix available since 1.7.4 – Evgeny Vereshchagin Aug 7 '15 at 12:54

This is what works for me:

config.vm.synced_folder "/source/path", "/dest/path", :nfs => true, mount_options: ['rw', 'vers=3', 'tcp', 'fsc']

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