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Windows puppet cannot copy specific files

asked 2015-07-29 08:59:01 -0500

Goran40 gravatar image

updated 2015-07-29 11:14:44 -0500

GregLarkin gravatar image

if I run this manifest

file {'c:/Java/jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe':
        source => 'puppet:///modules/java1/jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe',
        source_permissions => ignore,
        ensure => present,

it will say

"Error: /Stage[main]/Java/File[c:/Java/jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe]: Could not evaluate: Could not retrieve information from environment production source(s) puppet:///modules/javaa/jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe"

But if I replace name of jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe with agentInstaller.exe ... so that manifest will become:

file {'c:/Java/jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe':
        source => 'puppet:///modules/java1/agentInstaller.exe',
        source_permissions => ignore,
        ensure => present,

... file is copied with name 'jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe'. I just changed the name of the original file. How is this possible? What is the reason for not copying same file with other name?

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What is the name of the file in the .../modules/java1/files directory on your Puppet master? Is it agentInstaller.exe or jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-07-29 11:15:40 -0500 )edit

While Windows will ignore the source permissions, I would double check your Linux permissions on the Java executable to ensure Puppet can access it. I would set your /modules/java1/jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe to 644.

johnnyb04 gravatar imagejohnnyb04 ( 2015-07-29 11:36:18 -0500 )edit

jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe is located in .../modules/java1/. I did not placed it under .../modules/java1/files directory. If I turn jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe into agentInstaller.exe ("mv jdk-8u51-windows-x64.exe agentInstaller.exe") then manifest is ran and file is copied. same file just name changed

Goran40 gravatar imageGoran40 ( 2015-07-29 14:27:47 -0500 )edit

thanks johnny I will try that as well

Goran40 gravatar imageGoran40 ( 2015-07-29 14:28:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-30 08:55:34 -0500

Goran40 gravatar image

Thanks GregLarkin. That was pretty useful for me as I could not find such indication and I struggled to sort those manifests. Now is working. Thanks

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