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Error: Could not find parent resource type 'sshd::params' of type hostclass in production at ...

asked 2015-03-19 08:58:32 -0600

DanielG gravatar image

updated 2015-03-19 10:13:09 -0600

Hello, I have two questions. The first question is about the error I am getting:

>  Error: Could not find parent resource type 'sshd::params' of type hostclass in production at /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/modules/sshd/manifests/init.pp:1 on node ...

I wrote just a little sshd-module and wanted to put the params at params.pp:

class sshd (

    #$protocol                       = $sshd::params::protocol,
    $protocol                       = $params::protocol,
    $logLevel                       = $params::logLevel,
    $permitRootLogin                = $params::permitRootLogin,
    $hostbasedAuthentication        = $params::hostbasedAuthentication,
    $ignoreRhosts                   = $params::ignoreRhosts,
    $permitEmptyPasswords           = $params::permitEmptyPasswords,
    $x11Forwarding                  = $params::x11Forwarding,
    $usePrivilegeSeparation         = $params::usePrivilegeSeparation,
    $clientAliveCountMax            = $params::clientAliveCountMax,
    $subsystem                      = $params::subsystem,
    $maxAuthTries                   = $params::maxAuthTries,
    $allowGroups                    = $params::allowGroups,

    ) inherits sshd::params  {

    file { "/etc/ssh/sshd_config.dg":
            ensure  =>      present,
            path    =>      '/etc/ssh/sshd_config.dg',
            content =>      template('sshd/sshd_config.erb'),

include sshd

As you can see I tried to put the params with $sshd::params::protocol or without the "sshd::", but get the same error. And my params.pp :

class sshd::params {
        $protocol                       = '2'
        $logLevel                      = 'verbose'
        $permitRootLogin               = 'yes'
        $hostbasedAuthentication       = 'yes'
        $ignoreRhosts                  = 'no'
        $permitEmptyPasswords          = 'no'
        $x11Forwarding                 = 'yes'
        $usePrivilegeSeparation        = 'yes'
        $clientAliveCountMax           = '0'
        $subsystem                     = 'sftp   /usr/sbin/sftp-server'
        $maxAuthTries                  = '4'
        $allowGroups                   = 'glogin'

I don´t know what´s going wrong, for me it looks like in the fundamentals course. And when I try to run:

puppet apply init.pp --noop --verbose

I get the error. If I am going to base folder still the same, with:

puppet apply /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/modules/sshd/manifests/init.pp --noop --verbose

The template is just the sshd_config file copied and added the params like that:

Protocol <%= @protocol %>

The second question shocked me a little. I did not classify this class at all, not in the Puppet Enterprise Console neither in site.pp. But somehow one of my nodes did get the class / the file. How could this happened? Are there any other methods to classificate?

image description As you can see it worked to create the file, because I first put the values for the params directly in the "class sshd".

Afterwards I also get the error in the PEC as mentioned above. It just happened on one node so it has to be decleraed somewhere. But i don´t know how and I am the only one working with this system. And since today there isn´t anything about the sshd in the PEC ... i don´t get it. Maybe someone could explain how this is even possible.

Thank you in advance for some feedback/help.

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answered 2015-03-25 15:44:27 -0600

WhatsARanjit gravatar image

Don't put include sshd in your manifests/init.pp. Anything in your manifests directory is simply a class definition. The way you execute anything in the class is by declaring it with include sshd. This declaration should exist in the Console, site.pp, or a smoke test. I'd suggest adding a tests directory to your module. In that directory, write an init.pp that says nothing but include sshd and then puppet apply that.

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