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puppet agent hangs when trying to run node PM2

asked 2015-09-09 04:22:12 -0500

mustafa gravatar image

Following is my puppet code.

 file {
     ensure => 'file',
      source => 'puppet:///modules/node_and_git/',
      require => Class['order_management'],
      path => '/home/admin/',
      owner => 'root',
      group => 'root',
      mode  => '0744', # Use 0700 if it is sensitive
      notify => Exec['run_my_script'],
  exec {
     path =>['/usr/bin','/usr/sbin','/bin','/sbin','/usr/local/bin', '/usr/local/sbin'],
     command => '/home/admin/',
     refreshonly => true,
     timeout => 1800,

In file I have

yum -y install gcc-c++
cd /home/admin/package/node-v0.12.7
sudo make install
/usr/local/bin/npm install pm2 -g
cd /home/admin/package/Order-Management
pm2 start processes.json

Everything is working fine until the last line. When the puppet client try to execute the last line it hangs. The script run perfectly locally on the client machine. Any help ?? Thanks in advance.

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Does the pm2 process show up in the process list at that point? Have you tried running puppet with the --debug switch to see if there are any interesting messages emitted? Does pm2 depend on any environment variables that need to be set in the exec resource?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-09-09 17:40:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-09-10 11:31:32 -0500

mustafa gravatar image


Thanks for your reply. Yes I had to add a environment variable in the exec resource. I was setting the path but looks like it is not enough.

Br, Mustafa

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answered 2015-09-11 08:47:52 -0500

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Try running 'pm2' on the background.

pm2 start processes.json & ( notice the & at the end )

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answered 2016-02-25 10:13:19 -0500

For those that stumble upon this, the answer is to add the HOME environment variable.

see for details.

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