Bug 1254616 - Provider systemd is not functional on this host
Provider systemd is not functional on this host
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: puppet (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dominic Cleal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-08-18 09:53 EDT by Marcus Moeller
Modified: 2017-06-01 01:10 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: puppet-4.2.1-5.fc25
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Last Closed: 2017-06-01 01:10:09 EDT
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workaround for the systemd confine (2.88 KB, patch)
2015-12-08 14:49 EST, Ian Wienand
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Description Marcus Moeller 2015-08-18 09:53:23 EDT
I am running puppet to enable or disable services using the systemd provider and I am getting the following error:

Error: /Stage[main]/Time::Service/Service[ntpd.service]: Provider systemd is not functional on this host

When I run it manually e.g. by executing:

systemctl enable ntpd.service

it works fine:

Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ntpd.service to /usr/lib/systemd/system/ntpd.service
Comment 1 Marcus Moeller 2015-08-19 02:59:04 EDT
This is a chroot setup, so puppet runs within the chroot. Within the chroot the directory /run/systemd/system does not exist, but now seems to be required by:


 confine :exists => "/run/systemd/system"
Comment 2 Ian Wienand 2015-12-03 21:18:50 EST
I found this problem too when using diskimage-builder in upstream nodepool to build fedora23 images.

I opened [1] and created [2] to see what we can do about this
[1] https://tickets.puppetlabs.com/browse/PUP-5577
[2] https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet/pull/4481
Comment 3 Ian Wienand 2015-12-08 14:49 EST
Created attachment 1103692 [details]
workaround for the systemd confine

I have used this to successfully run puppet in a chroot on Fedora
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Comment 5 Marcus Moeller 2016-12-15 04:01:58 EST
Still appears on F25. Not sure if your patch ever made it to the package.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2017-05-23 07:25:51 EDT
puppet-4.2.1-5.fc25 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 25. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-8ad8d1bd86
Comment 7 Dominic Cleal 2017-05-23 07:26:47 EDT
Thanks for sending the patch upstream, I've applied it to the Fedora 25 branch. F26 onwards should already contain it.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2017-05-24 03:10:51 EDT
puppet-4.2.1-5.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-8ad8d1bd86
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2017-06-01 01:10:09 EDT
puppet-4.2.1-5.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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