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puppetlabs/postgresql dependency cycle when calling class postgresql::server::contrib

asked 2014-08-20 15:34:00 -0600

sghimire gravatar image

Using module puppetlabs/postgresql, version 3.4.2.

Here is my module:

class my_postgres_module (
  $password = "postgres",
  $pgdata = $postgresql::params::datadir,
) {

  class { 'postgresql::globals':
    manage_package_repo => true,
    datadir          => $pgdata,
    version             => '9.0',
    needs_initdb      => true,
  class { '::postgresql::server': 
    postgres_password => $password,
    ipv4acls     => ['host   all   all  md5']
  class { '::postgresql::server::contrib':

I get the following error:

Error: Could not apply complete catalog: Found 1 dependency cycle:
(Anchor[postgresql::server::contrib::start] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Install] => Package[postgresql-server] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Install] => Package[postgresql-contrib] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Service] => Anchor[postgresql::server::service::begin] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Service] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Passwd] => Exec[set_postgres_postgrespw] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Passwd] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Firewall] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Firewall] => Anchor[postgresql::server::end] => Class[Postgresql::Server] => Class[Postgresql::Server::Contrib] => Package[postgresql-contrib])
Cycle graph written to /var/opt/lib/pe-puppet/state/graphs/

Does anyone know how to install the contrib package using this module? Currently when we don't include the postgresql::server::contrib class, the contrib package is not installed (We verified this by doing a yum list).

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answered 2018-07-23 23:41:26 -0600

binford2k gravatar image

Yes. Don't specify dependencies when you don't need them. Take the arrows (->) out and this will work just fine.

Longer answer: The postgresql::server::contrib already specifies its dependencies. It inserts itself after the server install class, but before the server service class. But when you specify another dependency on the whole server class that contains both of those, you're effectively telling it to happen before the service class and after the service class. Clearly impossible.

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