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Invalid parameter charset on Mysql_database

asked 2016-06-15 10:41:30 -0600

I've installed puppet 3 on a CentOS 6 server and then installed the puppetlabs-stdlib and puppetlabs-puppet modules. I've not modified these at all.

In my manifest, I've taken the examples to create a database called 'puppet':

class { '::mysql::server': root_password => '8WQAx99e', remove_default_accounts => true, override_options => $override_options }

mysql::db { 'puppet': user => 'puppet', password => 'Dr8G3rWN', host => 'localhost', grant => ['SELECT', 'UPDATE'] }

But before the module installs the packages I get the following error:

Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: Invalid parameter charset on Mysql_database[puppet] on node
Warning: Not using cache on failed catalog
Error: Could not retrieve catalog; skipping run

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2016-06-16 00:44:14 -0600

Gabor gravatar image


You can use 'charset' attribute in mysql::db define,

mysql::db { 
        user     => 'puppet', 
        password => 'Dr8G3rWN', 
        host     => 'localhost', 
        grant    => ['SELECT', 'UPDATE'],
        charset  => 'utf8',

BUT! If you don't set this attribute, module default set to UTF-8.

And this password format invalid. MySQL module cannot convert directly to hashed password. Please, use this query:


and the returned value copy to password attribute.

OR you can use module function:

mysql::db { 
        user     => 'puppet', 
        password => password_hash('Dr8G3rWN'), 
        host     => 'localhost', 
        grant    => ['SELECT', 'UPDATE'],
        charset  => 'utf8',
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The module documentation says you can use plain text or hash, but I've tried both. Using the code you've given me where the charset is being set, I get the same error. As you said I'd have thought the charset would be set as a default. Think I'm going to have to raise a bug on their JIRA system.

KakersUK gravatar imageKakersUK ( 2016-06-16 03:31:51 -0600 )edit

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