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puppet file server path variable

asked 2013-01-15 08:25:47 -0500

jlwagner gravatar image

updated 2013-01-16 16:50:23 -0500

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I am having an issue trying to use the following filepath:

source => "puppet:///users/files/${userid}/id_rsa"

If I use absolute path it works and if I have a file in the root of /files it also works. It fails when a variable path is added. Any suggestions? ver. 3.0.2

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answered 2013-01-15 14:03:31 -0500

ramindk gravatar image

If the path on disk is


then the source will be

source => "puppet:///users/${userid}/id_rsa"

/files/ is not needed.

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Yeah, I should have caught that. Been kind of an off week for me. But it is working now for you?

llowder gravatar imagellowder ( 2013-01-15 14:34:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-01-15 10:09:28 -0500

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If you have the file located in modules/users/files/${userid}/id_rsa then

source => "puppet:///users/files/${userid}/id_rsa"

will work.

However, if the file is located in the root of the files directory, you need to use:

source => 'puppet:///users/files/id_rsa'

If you have the file located in the appropriate subdirectory, try adding:

notify {"userid is: ${userid}": }

which will then let you confirm that "userid" is what you expect it to be.

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answered 2013-01-15 11:13:15 -0500

jlwagner gravatar image

Thanks for the reply however that is not the case.

File path = /usr/share/puppet/modules/users/files/jlwagner/id_rsa

Puppet directive = source => "puppet:///users/files/${userid}/id_rsa"

Verified = Notice: /Stage[main]/Users::Jlwagner/Notify[userid is: jlwagner]/message: defined 'message' as 'userid is: jlwagner'

Still no joy, any other suggestions?

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Can you share the output of "puppet config print modulepath", specifically as the user you run the puppet master as (root or puppet)? Just in case your $modulepath is off ...(more)

llowder gravatar imagellowder ( 2013-01-15 12:58:18 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the followup. Here is the requested information: [root@lccns344 users]# puppet config print modulepath /etc/puppet/modules:/usr/share/puppet/modules Here is the error : Error 400 on ...(more)

jlwagner gravatar imagejlwagner ( 2013-01-15 14:01:29 -0500 )edit

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