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docker: flag provided but not defined: -d (agent node setup quest)

asked 2016-02-07 14:59:55 -0500

ReneCD gravatar image

updated 2016-02-07 17:10:47 -0500

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Proceeding with the quest I'm now adding

node learning.puppetlabs.vm {
  include multi_node


puppet agent -t

-- Unit docker.service has begun starting up.
Feb 07 20:46:08 learning.puppetlabs.vm docker[13897]: flag provided but not defined: -d
Feb 07 20:46:08 learning.puppetlabs.vm docker[13897]: See '/usr/bin/docker --help'.
Feb 07 20:46:08 learning.puppetlabs.vm systemd[1]: docker.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=125/n/a
Feb 07 20:46:08 learning.puppetlabs.vm systemd[1]: Failed to start Docker Application Container Engine.
-- Subject: Unit docker.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support:
-- Unit docker.service has failed.

I know what docker does but otherwise I don't have any experience with it - but it seems to me that since all I do is execute some plugin, the plugin must have a bug?

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A recent Docker update changed the flag. There's an open PR for the garethr-module that should resolve this. (

Kevin gravatar imageKevin ( 2016-02-08 02:24:13 -0500 )edit

Is the "include multi_node" the only thing you include? How does your docker inclusion look like. It looks to me that your docker deamon get's an "-d" in the startup but this flag does not exists. Maybe you also have an incompatible version of docker.

czerwe gravatar imageczerwe ( 2016-02-08 02:55:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-02-09 09:30:27 -0500

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Replace the -d flag with daemon in /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules/docker/run.pp and also /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules/docker/templates/etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/service-overrides-rhel.conf.erb then run puppet agent -t again. Alternatively waiting for the PR to be merged Kevin mentioned in the above comment should also do it.

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