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puppetmaster start fails (agent node setup quest)

asked 2016-02-06 17:52:15 -0600

ReneCD gravatar image

updated 2016-02-06 17:53:36 -0600

As I'm running "puppet agent -t" in the second task in the "agent node setup" quest, I get an error that connection is refused to port 8140. After some checking I find in /var/log/puppetlabs/puppetserver/puppetserver.log following:

2016-02-06 22:58:34,024 ERROR [main] [p.t.internal] Error during service init!!! org.eclipse.jgit.api.errors.JGitInternalException: /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules/sshd/files/sshd_config (Permission denied)

followed by a million java errors.

Permission for this file appears to be connect (0600) so what's going on? Everything was going fine up until the preceeding quest.

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The pe-puppetserver process runs as user 'pe-puppet' in Puppet Enterprise. Did you try recursively setting the owner on all files under /etc/puppetlabs/code and /etc/puppetlabs/code-staging to pe-puppet? See

camlow325 gravatar imagecamlow325 ( 2016-02-07 10:27:47 -0600 )edit

Perfect, thanks! Wonder how it got changed, I'm certain I haven't been in there changing things ;)

ReneCD gravatar imageReneCD ( 2016-02-07 12:59:24 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-02-07 15:00:22 -0600

ReneCD gravatar image

Answered by camlow325 :)

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answered 2016-02-07 22:40:09 -0600

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Task 5 in the Resource Ordering quest asks you to copy /etc/ssh/sshd_config to sshd/files/sshd_config. The puppet user doesn't have permissions to read that file, hence the permission denied error you're seeing. We're planning to release a fix for this in the coming week, but until then, changing the permissions will fix it and allow you to properly restart the service.

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