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bootstrapping puppetmaster on lxc (multiple problems)

asked 2014-03-31 12:30:14 -0500

Adam Ryczkowski gravatar image

updated 2014-04-04 14:04:58 -0500

Installation of puppet master on Ubuntu has always been a matter of luck and a lot of patience to me - there are so many seemingly unrelated things to do which has to be done in the precise order, so many combinations and always-changing behaviour of the software. So I set to write a bootstrapping script, which one day would be able to automate this task. I share it here in hope, that with help of you it will be a good starting point for many beginners.


  • Ubuntu-based Linux with recent support for lxc (tested on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty ...
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I don't see the reasoning behind wanting to rm -r /var/lib/puppet/ssl. Would you elaborate on that?

ffrank gravatar imageffrank ( 2014-04-03 07:52:04 -0500 )edit

@ffrank After each trial with setting up the puppetserver, I need to advice the client about the new server. AFAIK puppet agents don't support multiple servers. I need to ...(more)

Adam Ryczkowski gravatar imageAdam Ryczkowski ( 2014-04-04 02:25:14 -0500 )edit

Half right I'd say. If you do generate a new CA during master setup, yes, the old client certs won't be of use, because a different CA signed ...(more)

ffrank gravatar imageffrank ( 2014-04-04 03:10:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-04 14:04:33 -0500

Adam Ryczkowski gravatar image

updated 2014-04-04 14:12:05 -0500

The problem was that hostname still didn't match the host from the /etc/hosts. This is the working version of the script.


puppetauth=`cat ~/.ssh/`

#mycodename=`lsb_release -c | perl -pe 's/^Codename:\s*(.*)$/$1/'`

#lxc installation

sudo dpkg -s lxc>/dev/null
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    echo "lxc already installed!"
    sudo apt-get --yes install lxc

#Container creation

sudo ...
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