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puppet assuming top level /home/user/.puppet

asked 2013-07-05 03:25:27 -0600

BaltoStar gravatar image

updated 2018-05-02 18:46:38 -0600

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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server with puppet master and agent serving as f5_proxy

I have located all modules, manifests, and config files under top level /etc/puppet


However on executing

$ puppet device

puppet outputs a slew of resource-not-found errors apparently because puppet is searching under top level /home/{myaccount}/.puppet

How could this happen ? Could it be that puppet was installed multiple times on this server in multiple contexts ?

How can I reconfigure Puppet to assume top-level dir = /etc/puppet ?


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Thanks Greg. I ran `sudo puppet device` and this led to another question : ``. Could you please take a look ?

BaltoStar gravatar imageBaltoStar ( 2013-07-05 19:31:26 -0600 )edit

I just got back from vacation and am catching up now. Did you solve this problem? The question you referenced above seems to be deleted now.

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-07-15 20:31:33 -0600 )edit

Hi Greg. I made some limited progress with F5 but am still encountering serious problems. Could you please take a look ?

BaltoStar gravatar imageBaltoStar ( 2013-07-16 09:21:12 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-07-05 14:18:45 -0600

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If you "su" (or sudo) to the root user, puppet will operate on the /etc/puppet directory instead.

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