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How to reference resources/types provided by puppetlabs/lvm in custom classes?

asked 2013-08-23 09:24:05 -0600

sfxandy gravatar image

updated 2013-08-23 09:51:26 -0600

I am able to reference the various resource types (filesystem, logical_volume etc.) perfectly well from within my nodes.pp.

However when I try and do the same from within one of my custom classes I get this error:

Error: Failed to apply catalog: Could not find dependency Filesystem[/dev/mapper/root_vg-WebSphere] for File[...

Am guessing either my custom class does not have these resources/types within its scope, or the puppetlabs/lvm resources/types somehow need to be parsed before my custom classes are included.

Any assistance would be appreciated!


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answered 2013-08-27 10:24:01 -0600

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The lvm module only defines a new set of types for you to use, but you still have to declare everything in your resource tree, including the filesystem resource that your file resource requires.

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answered 2013-08-27 06:07:01 -0600

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In response to the poster here are the relevant Puppet manifest extracts where I am encountering this problem.

Firstly I have declared a class called 'websphere' which resides in /etc/puppet/modules/websphere and my class code is in the init.pp file located at /etc/puppet/modules/websphere/manifests. The code for this is as follows:


class websphere::deploy {

  include lvm::filesystem

  file { "/opt/wasadmin/backup/build_NdmBase.tar":
    source  => "puppet:///files/build/websphere/build_NdmBase.tar",
    mode    => 0640,
    owner   => "wasadmin",
    group   => "wasgrp",
    require => Filesystem[ "/dev/mapper/root_vg-WebSphere" ],

The second component is my ... (more)

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Do you have a resource "filesystem { '/dev/mapper/root_vg-WebSphere': }" declared somewhere in your code? If so, please post the that contents of that file as well.

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-08-27 09:56:39 -0600 )edit

Hi Greg, No, I am attempting to refer to the resource-type "filesystem" as provided by the puppetlabs/lvm module. Essentially using the puppet labs/lvm module to check for the ...(more)

sfxandy gravatar imagesfxandy ( 2013-08-27 10:07:47 -0600 )edit

That worked fine. Not sure what i was thinking when I didn't bother defining my various resources before I tried using them as part of a "require". Thanks Greg!

sfxandy gravatar imagesfxandy ( 2013-08-28 02:00:33 -0600 )edit

I'm glad that worked for you, and I converted my comment to an answer, if you wouldn't mind accepting it as correct. Cheers!

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-08-28 03:40:08 -0600 )edit

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