View Full Version : [SOLVED] puppet: manage puppetd with puppet itself

September 7th, 2010, 10:33 AM
i need to change /etc/default/puppet for my puppet (http://www.puppetlabs.com/) clients during the setup of my installation. i wrote a puppet class that checks for changes of the file on the server and restarts puppetd if necessary.

unfortunately: puppet stops puppetd first and does not get to restart it, as the puppet daemon is... well... stopped.

so i shut myself out of all this nice puppetry.

any ideas for a workaround?

September 7th, 2010, 11:05 AM
i seem to have found a workaround for that:

i just call something like

path => "";
command => "/usr/bin/service puppet restart"

whenever the file changes.

September 7th, 2010, 01:35 PM
hmm. no, this does not really work either...

September 7th, 2010, 02:29 PM
ok, got it:

the parameters in /etc/default/puppet are passed to the command line and override everything that is in the config file /etc/puppet/puppet.conf.

so i remove all the options in /etc/default/puppet and just use /etc/puppet/puppet.conf as configuration.

that way i can change parameters in puppet.conf and send a HUP signal to the puppetd process:

$ sudo pkill -HUP puppetd

this forces the daemon to reread its configuration.

just in case anybody cares... talking to myself here...

September 7th, 2010, 03:52 PM
once again: no! this does not work. seems to be a bug (http://projects.puppetlabs.com/issues/show/793).

i give up and manage puppetd with cron.