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see/export all commands that puppet runs in the background during a catalog apply

asked 2016-11-07 13:44:28 -0500

Yeayu gravatar image

Hello all,

Is there a way to see/export what commands puppet will run in the background during a catalog enforcement? Let's say we have a puppet module that creates an user, installs a package and starts a service, is there a way to export a full list of all commands that puppet will run to check and apply all the resources? i.e.: 1. adduser myuser 2. yum install -y mypackage 3. service myservice start

I can see some of those commands by running debug mode: puppet agent -t -d, however no all of them are listed.

Thanks in advance.

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adding the --debug flag gives you a lot of extra information, usually about the commands it is running. that works with both puppet agent -t and puppet apply

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-11-07 14:25:18 -0500 )edit

I made reference to that debug option in my initial post (puppet agent -t -d). It provides some of the commands but not all commands that get run in the background.

Yeayu gravatar imageYeayu ( 2016-11-07 14:58:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-17 05:38:06 -0500

due to the RAL (resource abstraction layer) - this can be a bit magical. if the client debug isnt helping then enable debugging on the master - this gives more info:- stop puppet server - then run from cli with --no-daemonize --debug options then on client run again with puppet agent -t --debug

if above doesnt help then going through your puppet modules and looking at what its using then looking at the providers in /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/puppet.. will show you the underlying commands the providers are using for each type you have. cheers Stuart

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