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Getting noop when noop is not used [closed]

asked 2016-12-01 08:58:01 -0500

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Hi, I am using Puppet to manage users over our environment. When I do an agent run on all nodes, the changes are as expected: users are added and deleted as per the code. However, on one host, one user never gets removed and shows as a noop, when I'm NOT running as a noop. All other changes are made, but that one user always says noop. Any idea?

$ sudo puppet agent --test
Info: Using configured environment 'production'
Info: Retrieving pluginfacts
Info: Retrieving plugin
Info: Loading facts
Info: Caching catalog for node01
Info: Applying configuration version '144444444'
Notice: /Stage[main]/Accounts::User[xxx]/ensure: current_value present, should be absent (noop)
Notice: /Stage[main]/Accounts::User[yyy]/ensure: created
Notice: Applied catalog in 26.14 seconds
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answered 2016-12-01 10:32:49 -0500

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Solved. I WAS using a noop. I had put it in the purge section for test purposes.

# ensure any unmanaged users are purged
resources { 'user':
  purge => true,
  noop  => true,
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answered 2016-12-01 09:27:31 -0500

initially i thought it may be because a process is running as that user on the box where it fails to delete user - however that normally givers an error message rather than a noop message .. maybe worth checking anyway.

another thing to look at may be to see in the manifest if noop is being defined - its possible tou could have noop => true that disables it for this user or node...

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Hi, thanks for the comment. I'm not using noop in the manifest. Also the user left the company a long time ago and there are no processes owned by that user.

evil_del gravatar imageevil_del ( 2016-12-01 09:59:38 -0500 )edit

You were right. See answer.

evil_del gravatar imageevil_del ( 2016-12-01 10:33:21 -0500 )edit

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