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asked 2013-10-09 10:27:21 -0500

Simon gravatar image

I'm trying to migrate clients to a new puppet master and wanted to do something like this:

  file { "/etc/puppet/puppet.conf":
    ensure  => present,
    owner   => 'root',
    group   => 'root',
    mode    => 0644,
    content => template("migrate_master/puppet.conf.erb"),
    notify  => Tidy["/var/puppet/ssl"]

  tidy { "/var/puppet/ssl":
    recurse => true,
    matches => "*.pem"

The idea being that the puppet.conf would be updated with a new "server =" entry pointing to the new master, then the clients certs would then get removed. On the next Puppet invocation it would talk to the new puppet master (where autosign is temporarily enabled), get it's new ... (more)

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I don't think it should matter, but does the ordering work correctly if you add "before => Tidy["/var/puppet/ssl"]" to your file resource? Also, please post a link ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-10-09 12:57:39 -0500 )edit

Never mind - I see that you tried "->".

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-10-09 14:43:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-09 14:45:17 -0500

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Based on the documentation here ( ), I don't think the tidy resource can be notified.

It's not as "tidy" (sorry :)), but you can switch to an exec resource which does support notification and remove your .pem files that way.

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Ancillas gravatar imageAncillas ( 2013-10-09 14:49:31 -0500 )edit

Haha - should have included that in my comment!

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-10-09 14:57:25 -0500 )edit

Many thanks for your help on this. I went for the "exec" option and all is now working as expected. Bit of a shame really as I was trying to ...(more)

Simon gravatar imageSimon ( 2013-10-10 03:45:39 -0500 )edit

Use cases like this are always good feedback for the developers. If enough people are using a similar Exec, then it might be a candidate for native functionality in Puppet.

Ancillas gravatar imageAncillas ( 2013-10-10 09:40:19 -0500 )edit

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