Modules are collected on bridge and then synchronized to remote hosts
where puppet is run. This is done to ensure an atomic run of puppet
across affected hosts.
These modules are described in modules.env and cloned by
install_modules.sh. Currently this is done in install-ansible, but
after some recent refactoring
(I3b1cea5a25974f56ea9202e252af7b8420f4adc9) the best home for it
appears to now be in puppet-setup-ansible; just before the script is
It turns out you can't use "run_once" with the "free" strategy in
Ansible. It actually warns you about this, if you're looking in the
The existing run-puppet role calls two things with "run_once:", both
delegated to localhost -- cloning the ansible-role-puppet repo (so we
can include_role: puppet) and installing the puppet modules (via
install-ansible-roles role), which are copied from bridge to the
remote side and run by ansible-role-puppet.
With remote_puppet_else.yaml we are running all the puppet hosts at
once with the "free" strategy. This means that these two tasks, both
delegated to localhost (bridge) are actually running for every host.
install-ansible-roles does a git clone, and thus we often see one of
the clones bailing out with a git locking error, because the other
host is running similtaneously.
I8585a1af2dcc294c0e61fc45d9febb044e42151d tried to stop this with
"run_once:" -- but as noted because it's running under the "free"
strategy this is silently ignored.
To get around this, split out the two copying steps into a new role
"puppet-setup". To maintain the namespace, the "run-puppet" module is
renamed to "puppet-run". Before each call of (now) "puppet-run", make
sure we run "puppet-setup" just on localhost.
Remove the run_once and delegation on "install-ansible-roles"; because
this is now called from the playbook with localhost context.