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asked 2013-12-20 12:28:26 -0500

Mark S gravatar image

I am pushing the system-auth file from the Puppet Server to my puppet clients. My question is how do I push the file and then symlink it to a target file with out getting a duplicate declaration error?

Here is a my manifest snippet:

class security::pass_lock{
   file { "/etc/pam.d/system-auth":
     owner => "root",
     group => "root",
     mode => 0644,
     source  => "puppet:///modules/security/etc/pam.d/system-auth",

class security::symlink_authac{
   file {"/etc/pam.d/system-auth":
   ensure => link,
   target => "/etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac",

and here is the resulting error message:

Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: Duplicate ...

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answered 2013-12-20 13:46:07 -0500

ramindk gravatar image

target => should be the real file, not the symlink you want to create.

The correct code would be.

class security::pass_lock {
   file { '/etc/pam.d/system-auth':
     owner   => root,
     group   => root,
     mode    => 0644,
     source  => 'puppet:///modules/security/etc/pam.d/system-auth',

class security::symlink_authac {
   file { '/etc/pam.d/system-auth-ac':
   ensure => link,
   target => '/etc/pam.d/system-auth',
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