Subject: [Puppet - Bug #13973] No such file or directory error with ssh_authorized_keys
Date: Thursday 3rd May 2012 15:35:25 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Issue #13973 has been updated by Nitesh Goel. Stefan Schulte wrote: > Puppet will write the `authorized_keys` file as the user you specify with the `user` property (because of http://puppetlabs.com/security/cve/cve-2011-3870). The user most likely has far less priviledges than the original user who is running the puppet command (most likely `root`). > > If puppet needs to make a change in the `authorized` key file, indicated by > [...] > > puppet will first dump the new content to a temporary file and later move it to the correct place. Puppet uses a ruby library to create that file (`tempfile`). The tempfile will normally be created in `/tmp` but as it turns out, the current working directory is used instead. If the current working directory (e.g. `/root`) is not writeable by user `nitesh` you'll get the error above. > > In order to find out, why `tempfile` does not create the file in `/tmp` can you please do the following: > [...] Thanks Stefan, that was it. I was mounting my tmp folder to another volume and that folder was not writable. I did not know that puppet writes to /tmp. Should we display a warning if tmp cannot be written to? The error message, in its current form, is not easy to debug. ---------------------------------------- Bug #13973: No such file or directory error with ssh_authorized_keys https://projects.puppetlabs.com/issues/13973#change-61901 Author: Nitesh Goel Status: Needs More Information Priority: Normal Assignee: Nitesh Goel Category: ssh Target version: 2.7.x Affected Puppet version: 2.7.13 Keywords: Branch: When I try to set authorized keys through the ssh_authorized_key resource type, I get the following error: Could not evaluate: Puppet::Util::FileType::FileTypeFlat could not write /home/nitesh/.ssh/authorized_keys: No such file or directory - /opt/puppet/lib/puppet20120417-2519-62ftr9.lock $vardir config is set to /opt/puppet/lib. I am saving my puppet manifests in a git repo and running them locally without a puppet server. -- You have received this notification because you have either subscribed to it, or are involved in it. To change your notification preferences, please click here: http://projects.puppetlabs.com/my/account -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Puppet Bugs" group. To post to this group, send email to [email protected] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [email protected] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/puppet-bugs?hl=en.