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puppet compilation pointing incorrect site.pp

asked 2015-10-16 07:10:37 -0500

Chutki gravatar image


I have site.pp under /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/manifests/, created during the puppet 3.8 installation. But , I got few errors so created another site.pp under /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/manifests/ and removed the file /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/manifests/site.pp

I am using hiera_include('classes') function to invoke classes. so created the hiera.yaml under /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/hiera.yaml and added classes in this file.


  - yaml
  - defaults
  - "%{clientcert}"
  - "%{environment}"
  - global
  - 'hieradata/common'
  :datadir: '/etc/puppetlabs/puppet'

below is common.yaml file under /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/hieradata

  - example

but when I run "puppet agent -t", it's not picking the classes what I included in common.yaml. But didn't throw any error.

So again I created site.pp under etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/manifests/ and the compilation picked the classes from common.yaml

My doubts is, why site.pp not picked up my classes though the common.yaml present on the same directory /etc/puppetlabs/puppet

How manifests compiled with all classes when I added site.pp under /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments/production/manifests/ though the common.yaml present under diffrent directory.

below is /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/puppet.conf in master server

    certname =
    vardir = /var/opt/lib/pe-puppet
    logdir = /var/log/pe-puppet
    rundir = /var/run/pe-puppet
    basemodulepath = /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/modules:/opt/puppet/share/puppet/modules
    environmentpath = /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/environments
    server =
    user  = pe-puppet
    group = pe-puppet
    archive_files = true
    module_groups = base+pe_only
    future = parser
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answered 2015-10-16 20:25:07 -0500

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updated 2015-10-17 12:10:01 -0500

It could be due to directory environment enabled. If you do a puppet config print | grep manifest you'll see the output. Here's the doc explaning of what it do.

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