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I want to copy the latest commited war file from svn using puppet

asked 2015-01-15 11:36:30 -0500

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updated 2015-01-17 00:38:40 -0500

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I want to copy the latest commited war file from svn using puppet.

for this i am using VCSrepo module and created init.pp as below , but it doesn't work and gives an error

[vcsrepo]# cat init.pp
vcsrepo { '/tmp/devops':
  ensure        => latest,
  provider      =>  svn,
  owner         => 'ec2-user',
  group         => 'ec2-user',
  user          => 'ec2-user',
  source        => 'svn+ssh_user_devops://localsvn/svn/devops',
  configuration => '/home/ec2-user/.subversion/config',

error msg i when i test it :

Notice: Compiled catalog for local in environment production in 0.27 seconds
Error: /Vcsrepo[/tmp/vcstest-svn-server]: Provider svn is not functional on this host

your help much appreciated !!!

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What command did you use to test/run it?

JamesHailey gravatar imageJamesHailey ( 2016-03-09 10:04:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-01-18 12:31:54 -0500

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Stephan nailed root cause for the error message you are looking at. But a more fundamental question is why you are using svn (a code repository suitable for plain text files) as a source for a compiled binary like a war file. You would likely do well to look at a dedicated artifacts repository for that purpose. Your CI server can pull from a code repo to build the binary, then commit to a successful build to an artifacts repo, from which your node builds would want to pull the war file. svn can obviously be pressed into service for this purpose. But it is not the ideal tool for the job.

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answered 2015-01-18 19:43:49 -0500

singaravelan gravatar image

thanks for you response steve. I had installed svn software on puppet master then i was able to connect the svn server. My actual is issue , i want to copy the latest or new war files placed in PE master particular location (ex /opt/staging/deploy. The latest files(war files ) identified and then pushed to puppet nodes deploy location (ex /opt/wso2/webapps/deploy). I tried with file resource but the problem is , war filename is undefined . Can you help me on this ?

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how did you install the svn software on puppet master?

JamesHailey gravatar imageJamesHailey ( 2016-03-10 10:00:50 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-01-17 05:56:35 -0500

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The vcsrepo type has different providers like git, svn, cvs, etc. If you get the message

Provider svn is not functional on this host

this will mean that your system does not meet the constraints for the svn provider to run properly. The most likely issue is that certain binaries are missing. The svn provider requires svn, svnadmin and svnlook to be available in $PATH of the user that runs the puppet agent (most likely root). Can you please verify that.

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