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Puppet can't apply; Error: wrong number of arguments (2 for 1)

asked 2016-03-28 23:11:49 -0600

sheshi gravatar image

updated 2016-03-29 01:48:25 -0600

We are running into this error while running our modules on the Puppet 4.3.2. The same module works fine on Puppet 3.7.4. Not sure what is Puppet complaining about? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Our puppet.conf is:

    # The Puppet log directory.
    # The default value is '$vardir/log'.
    logdir = /var/log/puppet

    # Where Puppet PID files are kept.
    # The default value is '$vardir/run'.
    rundir = /var/run/puppet

    # Where SSL certificates are kept.
    # The default value is '$confdir/ssl'.
    ssldir = $vardir/ssl

    parser = future

    plugsync = true
    trusted_node_data = true
    ordering = manifest
    data_binding_terminus = none

    classfile = $vardir/classes.txt
    localconfig = $vardir/localconfig
    environment = development


2016-03-25 08:40:49 -0500 Puppet (debug): Caching environment 'production' (ttl = 0 sec)
2016-03-25 08:40:49 -0500 Puppet (err): wrong number of arguments (2 for 1) /usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/parser/compiler.rb:19:in `compile'
/usr/local/share/gems/gems/puppet-4.3.2/lib/puppet/indirector/catalog/compiler.rb:93:in `block (2 levels) in compile'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util/profiler/around_profiler.rb:58:in `profile'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util/profiler.rb:51:in `profile'
/usr/local/share/gems/gems/puppet-4.3.2/lib/puppet/indirector/catalog/compiler.rb:91:in `block in compile'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util.rb:161:in `block in benchmark'
/usr/share/ruby/benchmark.rb:296:in `realtime'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util.rb:160:in `benchmark'
/usr/local/share/gems/gems/puppet-4.3.2/lib/puppet/indirector/catalog/compiler.rb:90:in `compile'
/usr/local/share/gems/gems/puppet-4.3.2/lib/puppet/indirector/catalog/compiler.rb:50:in `find'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/indirector/indirection.rb:201:in `find'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application/apply.rb:222:in `block in main'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/context.rb:64:in `override'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet.rb:246:in `override'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application/apply.rb:198:in `main'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application/apply.rb:159:in `run_command'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application.rb:381:in `block (2 levels) in run'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application.rb:507:in `plugin_hook'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application.rb:381:in `block in run'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util.rb:496:in `exit_on_fail'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/application.rb:381:in `run'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util/command_line.rb:146:in `run'
/usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/puppet/util/command_line.rb:92:in `execute'
/usr/bin/puppet:8:in `<main>'
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Maybe try compiling for that node on the master using puppet master --compile <your_agent_fqdn> --debug. Can you get more information about where in the code it's failing?

Alex Harvey gravatar imageAlex Harvey ( 2016-04-04 09:41:51 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-31 14:45:44 -0600

I ran into a similar issue with the azure module recently and the cause turned out to be a dependent ruby gem that had been updated hours before I installed it. The solution there was to remove the gems and reinstall them pinned to a specific version but it's hard to tell from that error output exactly what it's trying to compile

In my instance I was running Puppet Enterprise on Ubuntu 14.04 so I did something like this /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/gem install azure --version='~>0.7.0' --no-ri --no-rdoc

Hope that might be of some help

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answered 2016-04-04 04:16:04 -0600

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Check which version Puppet4 is using. Puppet4 come in with it's own ruby, but it might use your local copy. Check which puppet use with ruby version

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