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Log files not getting saved in /var/log/puppet folder

asked 2015-11-22 15:40:37 -0500

sandeep gravatar image

updated 2015-11-22 15:42:01 -0500

Hi I have specified log path as /var/log/puppet in puppet.conf file in both puppet master and agent machines, but after puppet run i don't find logs in the respective path in both master and node. Should i do anything else to see logs??

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answered 2015-11-22 16:23:22 -0500

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Check to see if the logs are being written to /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog which would be the default. Installing the Puppet package should add an rsyslog config file into /etc/rsyslog/conf.d/ in most Linux distros. If it's exists and looks correct, restarting the rsyslog service should fix the problem.

If restarting rsyslog doesn't fix them problem and you're not seeing logs in syslog or messages, it's likely a permission problem. Look at the default rsyslog config and see which user:group rsyslog is running as. It will use the permissions of this user and group to create files. sudo chown -R correctuser:correctgroup /var/log/puppet , restart rsyslog, and check to see if things are working.

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Thank you. i am seeing messages in /var/log/messages but they are specifying only catalog run status. I am looking for logs which shows every step in the process of catalog. Can i expect such logs in puppet? Because if we have detail logs it will be helpful to debug during catalog failure.

sandeep gravatar imagesandeep ( 2015-11-23 08:57:15 -0500 )edit

If no changes, Puppet logs the catalog status. If changes, Puppet will tell you which files, packages, etc, but not the full diff unless you set verbose = true. If you're doing testing sudo puppet agent --test might be your best option.

ramindk gravatar imageramindk ( 2015-11-23 10:37:23 -0500 )edit

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