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Failure/Error: should create_class

asked 2015-05-17 07:31:54 -0600

kemra102 gravatar image

updated 2015-05-20 18:10:39 -0600

I am trying to run some rspec tests and I am getting the following error:


  1) auditd when called with no parameters on RedHat 7 
     Failure/Error: should create_class('auditd')
       Could not find class auditd for iacon.cybertron.local on node iacon.cybertron.local

The spec/classes/init_spec.rb in question (my only test):

require 'spec_helper'
describe 'auditd', :type => :class do
  describe 'when called with no parameters on RedHat 7' do
    let (:facts) {{
      :osfamily               => 'RedHat',
      :operatingsystemrelease => '7',
    it {
      should create_class('auditd')
      should contain_package('audit').with({
        'ensure' => 'present',
      should contain_file('/etc/audit/auditd.conf').with({
        'ensure' => 'file',
        'owner'  => 'root',
        'group'  => 'root',
        'mode'   => '0640',
      should contain_file('/etc/audit/audit.rules').with({
        'ensure' => 'file',
        'owner'  => 'root',
        'group'  => 'root',
        'mode'   => '0640',
      should contain_service('auditd').with({
        'ensure'    => 'running',
        'enable'    => 'true',
        'hasstatus' => 'true',
        'restart'   => '/usr/libexec/initscripts/legacy-actions/auditd/restart',
        'stop'      => '/usr/libexec/initscripts/legacy-actions/auditd/stop',

The class name for the module is correct so I don't understand why I'm getting this error.


Originally I copied the testing set-up of this module, as I'd seen the author sucessfully run the tests. I did re-do the test set-up as per the rspec-puppet instructions using both the manual and the automatic instructions but both produced the same errors.

The directory layout (following the automated rspec-puppet method) currently looks like this:

├── Gemfile
├── Gemfile.lock
├── manifests
│   ├── init.pp
│   └── params.pp
├── metadata.json
├── Rakefile
├── spec
│   ├── classes
│   │   └── init_spec.rb
│   ├── defines
│   ├── fixtures
│   │   ├── manifests
│   │   │   └── site.pp
│   │   └── modules
│   │       └── auditd
│   │           ├── manifests -> ../../../../manifests
│   │           └── templates -> ../../../../templates
│   ├── functions
│   ├── hosts
│   └── spec_helper.rb
├── templates
│   ├── auditd.conf.erb
│   └── audit.rules.erb
└── tests
    └── init.pp

The code itself (minus the testing stuff) can be found here.

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Do you get the same result if you remove the "should contain_*" checks and leave the "should create_class" test? It might make sense to boil it down to the simplest test case and enable debug as shown here: Please post output of that again.

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-05-19 17:43:13 -0600 )edit

Glad to hear it's working! It looks like the difference between the current code and your original version is the addition of the "context" line. Not sure what that does exactly, but if it works, great! :) Here is some more info:

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-05-20 17:47:37 -0600 )edit

If you want, convert the end of your question to an answer of your own, and I'll mark it correct for you. You found the solution, so you deserve the karma!

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-05-20 17:53:53 -0600 )edit

Thanks for all the assistance and the links, some very useful stuff there.

kemra102 gravatar imagekemra102 ( 2015-05-20 18:11:31 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-05-20 18:10:50 -0600

kemra102 gravatar image

Stripping the test back down to the basics:

require 'spec_helper'
  describe 'auditd', :type => :class do
    context 'with defaults for all parameters' do
      let (:facts) {{
        :osfamily               => 'RedHat',
        :operatingsystemrelease => '7',
      it { should contain_class('auditd') }

and following the instructions on this Puppetlabs blog post made the basic test pass! Adding the other criteria back in also kept the test passing so all is well!

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answered 2015-05-18 18:26:26 -0600

GregLarkin gravatar image

Do you have the rspec configuration set up correcly according to: Also, what is the structure of your module (directory names, file names, class names within those files, etc.)?

Anything that is not quite right with one of those items could cause the error that you see. Please post back with any further details.

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