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simply manage a single file /etc/hosts and /etc/passwd [closed]

asked 2014-04-11 06:25:03 -0600

RobN gravatar image

Please excuse my newness but I am having trouble getting puppet to do anything. All I am trying to do right now is to manage a few files. For /etc/hosts I get:

Could not evaluate: Error 400 on SERVER: Not authorized to call find on /filemetadata/files/php/common/etc/hosts with {:links=>"manage"} Could not retrieve file metadata for puppet:///files/php/common/etc/hosts: Error 400 on SERVER: Not authorized to call find on /filemetadata/files/php/common/etc/hosts with {:links=>"manage"}

 file { "/etc/hosts":
    source  => "puppet:///files/php/common/etc/hosts",

and when I full ... (more)

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answered 2014-04-11 06:34:08 -0600

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updated 2014-04-11 06:35:03 -0600

Are you serving the source file from under the modules "files" directory or from a dedicated fileserver? If it's the former, you should specify the path as "puppet:///modulename ... (more)

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I was trying to serve it directly from the puppet master in the /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/files dir. I have nothing in fileserver.conf. I changed it to alloy *. got ...(more)

RobN gravatar imageRobN ( 2014-04-11 06:46:23 -0600 )edit

I am not sure if this helps, but it is a fresh install with all defaults taken. I added the above to a node declaration in site.pp and that ...(more)

RobN gravatar imageRobN ( 2014-04-11 07:00:48 -0600 )edit

If you are just starting out with Puppet, it's easier to serve files straight from the module managing the resource. If your module is "php", and it's in ...(more)

mapa3m gravatar imagemapa3m ( 2014-04-11 07:01:36 -0600 )edit

OK thanks so much that worked.

RobN gravatar imageRobN ( 2014-04-11 07:12:12 -0600 )edit

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