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This was the problem, when I removed

groups => 'clavis',

everything started working.

Thanks !

Best regards,
Dušan

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Dan White wrote:

file { "/home/clavis":
ensure => "directory",
owner => "clavis",
group => "clavis",
mode => 700,
require => [ User[clavis], Group[clavis] ],
}

group { 'clavis':
ensure => "present",
}

user { "clavis":
ensure => "present",
home => "/home/clavis",
name => "clavis",
shell => "/bin/bash",
managehome => true,
# groups => 'clavis', <--- This is the problem remove it and this will work
}


I think you are confusing the user's primary group with additional groups

From http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/latest/type.html#user :

gid:
The user’s primary group. Can be specified numerically or by name. Note
that users on Windows systems do not have a primary group; manage groups
with the groups attribute instead.

groups:
The groups to which the user belongs. The primary group should not be
listed, and groups should be identified by name rather than by GID.
Multiple groups should be specified as an array.

From http://www.computerhope.com/unix/useradd.htm :

-g initial_group
The group name or number of the user's initial login group. The group name
must exist. A group number must refer to an already existing group. The
default group number is 1.

-G group,[,...]
A list of supplementary groups which the user is also a member of. Each
group is separated from the next by a comma, with no intervening
whitespace. The groups are subject to the same restrictions as the group
given with the -g option. The default is for the user to belong only to the
initial group.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dusan Dordevic" <dusan.dordevic@clavistechnology.com>
To: puppet-users@googlegroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:27:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Puppet Users] Problem creating user with Puppet




Hi,

I changed code to:

file { "/home/clavis":
ensure => "directory",
owner => "clavis",
group => "clavis",
mode => 700,
require => [ User[clavis], Group[clavis] ],
}

group { 'clavis':
ensure => "present",
}

user { "clavis":
ensure => "present",
home => "/home/clavis",
name => "clavis",
shell => "/bin/bash",
managehome => true,
groups => 'clavis',
}


(removed require => Group['clavis'])

but it is still the same. here is error message:

notice: /Stage[main]//Node[puppetclient2]/Group[clavis]/ensure: created
err: /Stage[main]//Node[puppetclient2]/User[clavis]/ensure: change from
absent to present failed: Could not create user clavis: Execution of
'/usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/clavis -s /bin/bash -G clavis -m clavis'
returned 9: useradd: group clavis exists - if you want to add this user to
that group, use -g.






Best regards,
Dušan



On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Dick Davies <
rasputnik@hellooperator.net > wrote:



On 22 May 2013 09:43, Dusan Dordevic wrote:










groups => 'clavis',



you don't need this next line, it'll be auto-required.






require => Group['clavis']



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