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Queries about nodes.pp

asked 2015-04-03 04:52:01 -0500

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updated 2015-04-03 11:00:05 -0500

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Hi All, Greetings. Here is a query which is bugging me. With initials attempts to learn puppet manifests I tried following and got stuck here.

pwd /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/manifests


node default{

node 'newclient.localdomain'{

include user-centos
package {'telnet':
        ensure =>present,

user {'pandey':

comment =>'pandey',
home =>'/home/pandey',
managehome => true,
password =>'$6$qErfN4qYNjApNR6X$cWypOntx9xYoTA5B6lvHbAT0AvEIao4ItC5iwFfVjqvNJTreKKix9We5DIqxkDdGyMHojDmAcv6kJ.eD4FJ7Z0',

node "client2.localdomain"{

file {"local.repo":

path => "/etc/yum.repos.d/local.repo",
ensure => present,
owner =>"root",
group =>"root",
content =>"[local]


the moment i validate nodes.pp with 'puppet apply validate nodes.pp' i get this error

Error: Could not parse for environment production: Classes, definitions, and nodes may only appear at toplevel or inside other classes at /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/manifests/nodes.pp:20

I am very new to puppet so don't know much how to declare classes and modules, so just tried this way. my puppet version is 3.7.4 (Puppet Enterprise 3.7.2) Thanks in advance

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answered 2015-04-05 01:49:59 -0500


I assume you meant 'puppet parser validate nodes.pp'?

Are you sure the manifest you posted is the same that gave this error?

When I run 'puppet parser validate nodes.pp' with your posted manifest it validates... without issues.(Puppet version 3.7.3)

Br, Michael

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Apology...yes it is puppet parser validate nodes.pp..and this gives the same error. Tried many times.

np00330488 gravatar imagenp00330488 ( 2015-04-06 00:34:09 -0500 )edit

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