How can I apply the most recently generated catalog? ie, agent with "cahceonly" mode?
Our setup is a puppet-master with foreman and running puppet agent in cron. The agent compiles the catalog and applies it. Is it possible to re-apply the most recently generated catalog? An obvious use case is to generate the catalog daily, and reapply it more periodically; another use-case is for testing purposes to modify the json-catalog file and re-apply it. Another use-case is to use
puppet apply with parameters.
The following solution does not work:
puppet apply --verbose --catalog /var/lib/puppet/client_data/catalog/$HOSTNAME.json. Well, it runs, but it actually seems to apply nothing.
Info: Loading facts
Notice: Compiled catalog for db04-a.intra.uibk.ac.at in environment development_c10267 in 0.01 seconds
Info: Applying configuration version '1488186342'
Notice: Finished catalog run in 0.39 seconds
Another problematic solution is:
puppet catalog apply --terminus json. It is problematic because there is no control for command-line parameters as there is with agent and apply, ie,
--noop, etc. It is also problematic because after the run, it spits out to stdout the entire json catalog, making it very difficult to see what failed.
# puppet --version