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Bug 1596262 - The installer is not working when root user is restricted to write ansible user's home directory.
Summary: The installer is not working when root user is restricted to write ansible us...
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer
Version: 3.7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.7.z
Assignee: Patrick Dillon
QA Contact: Weihua Meng
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-06-28 13:38 UTC by Abhishek
Modified: 2018-12-10 10:57 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: Root squashing, the root user cannot write to a user's home directory on the NFS. Consequence: When rootsquashing is enabled, the installer will fail when trying to copy kubeconfig files to a user's home directory. Fix: These tasks are not necessary necessary for a successful installation, so we can continue the installation after failure. Result: The installation can continue successfully if permission is denied on copying files and installation will complete.
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Description Abhishek 2018-06-28 13:38:49 UTC
Description of problem:

While running the advance installation playbook with the non_root user, still playbook trying to write non_root user's home directory as root.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Restrict root user to write ansible non_root user's home directory.

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:

TASK [openshift_master_certificates : Create the client config dir(s)] *****************************************************************************************************************************************
failed: [hostname] (item=<non_root_user>) => {"changed": false, "item": "<non_root_user>", "msg": "There was an issue creating /home/<non_root_user>/.kube as requested: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/<non_root_user>/.kube'", "path": "/home/<non_root_user>/.kube", "state": "absent"}

Expected results:
Installation successful.

Additional info:

Description of problem:

Version-Release number of the following components:
rpm -q openshift-ansible
rpm -q ansible
ansible --version

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:
Please include the entire output from the last TASK line through the end of output if an error is generated

Expected results:

Additional info:
Please attach logs from ansible-playbook with the -vvv flag

Comment 4 Patrick Dillon 2018-11-09 18:56:13 UTC
These three tasks are not necessary for a successful installation. I have created a pr to allow installation to continue if these tasks fails:

If copying fails during the playbook, users can manually copy the kubeconfig after the installation, if they wish.

Comment 5 Patrick Dillon 2018-12-04 21:14:01 UTC
In openshift-ansible-3.7.73

Comment 6 Weihua Meng 2018-12-10 10:57:42 UTC


set up cluster success with no root write/read permission to /home/<user>

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