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Re: failed update results in 0-byte update.conf

From: Robert Helmer
Subject: Re: failed update results in 0-byte update.conf
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:03:54 -0800
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Followup - I have seen this on other versions on Redhat and Fedora
Linux, at Mark's suggestion I am going to go through and upgrade all

I am using the packages from three sources, for the three
different OSes that are running:

1) (solaris 8)        version 2.1.15
2) dag wieers apt source (redhat 8) version 2.1.11
3) Fedora FC4 Yum repository        version 2.1.18

The policy server runs the blastwave package. 

I will likely build my own packages for FC4 and Solaris, and finally
get around to upgrading RH8.

Rob Helmer

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:04:44PM -0800, Robert Helmer wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been expanding my use of cfengine lately, and had the
> situation happen twice when some server fails to update (I think
> that it's too busy) and outputs the following:
> cfengine:: Transmission refused or failed statting 
> /var/cfengine/masterfiles/inputs/update.conf
> Now update.conf is 0-bytes, so of course cfagent no longer does anything
> useful on that server.. is there a way to prevent or workaround this? 
> I am surprised that Cfengine doesn't write to a temp file first ala rsync.
> The clients I have seen this on run Cfengine 2.1.15 on Solaris.
> Thanks,
> Rob
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