Nerdier

Adjective: Comparative form of nerdy: more nerdy.

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”!

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