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Bug 1694761 - Wrong directory 'hieradata' instead of 'data'
Summary: Wrong directory 'hieradata' instead of 'data'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Puppet
Version: 6.5.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
medium vote
Target Milestone: Unspecified
Assignee: satellite6-bugs
QA Contact: Peter Ondrejka
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-04-01 15:15 UTC by Oliver Falk
Modified: 2019-04-06 08:03 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-04-03 20:36:07 UTC
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Description Oliver Falk 2019-04-01 15:15:05 UTC
Description of problem:
RHSAT 6.5 comes with Puppet 5.x, hiera.yaml from that version defaults to datadir: data, no longer hieradata.

# rpm -ql puppet-agent |grep hieradata

# grep datadir $(rpm -ql puppet-agent |grep production/hiera.yaml)
  # The default value for "datadir" is "data" under the same directory as the hiera.yaml
  # When specifying a datadir, make sure the directory exists.
  # datadir: data

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

puppet-agent-5.5.0-3.el7sat.x86_64 (from RHSAT 6.5 install => satellite-6.5.0-7.beta.el7sat.noarch).

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce: Not required

Actual results:
'hieradata' directory in production environment, instead of 'data'.

Expected results:
'data' directory in production environment, or data linked to hieradata or the other way round.

Additional info:
The "wrong" hieradata directory could be misleading and people may wonder why their YAML files are not picked up correctly/at all.

Comment 4 Brad Buckingham 2019-04-03 20:36:07 UTC
Based upon offline discussion, /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments is not really an area for Satellite to manage.  It is mostly contains user data.  The location is also something that we ultimately control as it is defined by puppetlabs.  At this time, this doesn't appear to be a bug that we'd be solve within Satellite.

Comment 5 Brad Buckingham 2019-04-03 20:37:02 UTC
That said, thank you for opening the bugzilla.

Comment 6 Oliver Falk 2019-04-06 08:03:18 UTC

Thanks Brad. I thought it's better to open a BZ after already running into this issue for too many times. I though creating a link from data to hieradata might make sense. Anyway, thanks for the answer.


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