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Debugging cron

I had an issue where cron was running but my command wasn’t working but it worked when I ran it manually.

The foreman out of sync duration.

The default out of sync duration is the puppet run duration + 5 minutes, as we run the puppet default it makes it 35 minutes. This however means that there are ~15 out of sync hosts at any time that just haven’t ran in an hour which isn’t a huge problem for us.

Installing the puppet agent from rubygems.

The method I used to install the puppet agent on a server via ruby gems, as the client server requires a newer version of ruby than what puppet uses with packages. Your mileage might vary if followed as puppetlabs documentation says “not recommended”!

Installing PHP intl on cPanel/CentOS

I’ve had to install this a bunch of times this week for people, so I figured I would document it here. If you want to install the latest version of libicu, you need to ensure that PHP is not compiled with intl support in cPanel’s easyapache, else it won’t pick up the later version.

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