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Bug #3305

The client option is not in defaults.rb

Added by James Turnbull almost 6 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:RejectedStart date:02/26/2010
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:James Turnbull% Done:


Target version:2.6.5
Affected Puppet version:0.25.4 Branch:

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There is no documentation for the client option outside of the puppetd man page.

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Duplicates Puppet - Bug #8917: `client` is not a configuration option, and --client/--no... Code Insufficient 08/10/2011


#1 Updated by James Turnbull over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 0.25.5 to 49

#2 Updated by James Turnbull about 5 years ago

  • Target version deleted (49)

#3 Updated by James Turnbull almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Ready For Checkin
  • Target version set to 2.6.5
  • Branch set to

#4 Updated by Matt Robinson almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Ready For Checkin to Rejected

Before deleting the documentation for something that’s supposedly not used we should remove the code. Except after some research, the code that deals with —no-client is used. —no-client allows you to start up an agent that doesn’t run, but if you ‘kick’ it (aka puppetrun). I guess the documentation that this patch deleted even describes that.

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