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Relocating $confdir

asked 2013-03-09 20:31:49 -0600

New setup, Puppet 3.1.0 and Passenger on a RHEL 5 server.

I wanted to move $confdir from /etc/puppet to follow local practices about where to install stuff.

I made the necessary change in /usr/share/puppet/rack/puppetmasterd/ and set confdir in the [main] part of puppet.conf, then I ran

puppet master --no-daemonize --confdir=/new/path

to generate its SSL certificates and such.

Once I modified my Apache config to properly point at all the ssl files, apache and passenger fired right up.

Now the bugaboo: puppet agent does not run unless I include ... (more)

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answered 2013-03-10 03:14:17 -0600

Stefan gravatar image

updated 2013-03-10 03:15:54 -0600

If you run puppet from cron you can pass --confdir /new/path to the cron command. If you run puppet as a daemon it depends on the operatingsystem and distribution you are using.

On redhat you can put the following inside /etc/sysconfig/puppet:

PUPPET_EXTRA_OPTS="--confdir /new/path"

I checked the history of the initscript that comes with the puppet sources and it seems to have always respected this environment variable.

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The "initscript" you refer to is /etc/init.d/puppet, right ? I need to wait until I am @ work tomorrow, but it seems that /etc/sysconfig/puppet is only for ...(more)

LinuxDan gravatar imageLinuxDan ( 2013-03-10 15:52:29 -0600 )edit

you're right /etc/sysconfig/puppet is not respected by puppet itself. This file does only determine how the initscript should start the puppet agent. If you start puppet mostly ...(more)

Stefan gravatar imageStefan ( 2013-03-11 03:01:59 -0600 )edit

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