Chef-client first-run restorecon error


#1

Hi All,

With the newer version of Chef, we’re experiencing an odd error where the first run of chef-client (which is done during kickstart) dies when trying to render out the resolv.conf template:

Error executing action create on resource 'template[/etc/resolv.conf]
Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed^[[0m
------------------------------------^[[0m
Expected process to exit with [0], but received ‘1’
---- Begin output of /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf ----
STDOUT:
STDERR: No such file or directory
---- End output of /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf ----
Ran /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf returned 1^[[0m

The odd thing is selinux is disabled so it should not even be attempting a restorecon. The escape characters are somewhat concerning too.

Thanks in advance!
Mark


#2

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:21 AM, Rechler, Mark wrote:

Hi All,

With the newer version of Chef, we’re experiencing an odd error where the first run of chef-client (which is done during kickstart) dies when trying to render out the resolv.conf template:

Error executing action create on resource 'template[/etc/resolv.conf]
Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed^[[0m
------------------------------------^[[0m
Expected process to exit with [0], but received ‘1’
---- Begin output of /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf ----
STDOUT:
STDERR: No such file or directory
---- End output of /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf ----
Ran /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf returned 1^[[0m

The odd thing is selinux is disabled so it should not even be attempting a restorecon. The escape characters are somewhat concerning too.

Thanks in advance!
Mark

Chef runs selinuxenabled and checks the return code to determine if selinux is enabled. Do you know of a reason why this command could return 0 if selinux is actually disabled?

Code: https://github.com/opscode/chef/blob/master/lib/chef/util/selinux.rb


Daniel DeLeo


#3

Thanks for the help Daniel! selinuxenabled was returning 0. Turned out to be this bug:
http://serverfault.com/questions/340679/centos-6-kickstart-ignoring-selinux-disabled

Setting a kernel option for selinux=0 made everything run correctly.

Thanks again,
Mark


From: Daniel DeLeo [ddeleo@kallistec.com] on behalf of Daniel DeLeo [dan@kallistec.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:27 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: chef-client first-run restorecon error

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:21 AM, Rechler, Mark wrote:

Hi All,

With the newer version of Chef, we’re experiencing an odd error where the first run of chef-client (which is done during kickstart) dies when trying to render out the resolv.conf template:
Error executing action create on resource 'template[/etc/resolv.conf]
Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed^[[0m
------------------------------------^[[0m
Expected process to exit with [0], but received ‘1’
---- Begin output of /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf ----
STDOUT:
STDERR: No such file or directory
---- End output of /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf ----
Ran /sbin/restorecon -R /etc/resolv.conf returned 1^[[0m

The odd thing is selinux is disabled so it should not even be attempting a restorecon. The escape characters are somewhat concerning too.

Thanks in advance!
Mark
Chef runs selinuxenabled and checks the return code to determine if selinux is enabled. Do you know of a reason why this command could return 0 if selinux is actually disabled?

Code: https://github.com/opscode/chef/blob/master/lib/chef/util/selinux.rb


Daniel DeLeo