Ansible exit statuses

I need the exit codes for Ansible for reporting purposes. The exit status or return code of a process in computer programming is a small number passed from a child process (or callee) to a parent process (or caller) when it has finished executing a specific procedure or delegated task. wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_status Google can’t seem to […]

Ansible-pull unknown hostkey.

I encountered an Ansible-pull “unknown hostkey” error. Starting ansible-pull at 2014-06-03 11:17:00 localhost | FAILED >> { “failed”: true, “msg”: “git.repo.com has an unknown hostkey. Set accept_hostkey to True or manually add the hostkey prior to running the git module” } After some digging around, turns out the latest Ansible has no such problem, but […]

Reading “Daemon”

Daemon. By Daniel Suarez. Interesting so far but it seems tech’d-up. All the techno babble is ok but nobody looks at hardware and says “it has a TCP/IP stack that enables to to interact with IP networks over this cat5 cable”. Either the people you’re talking to know what you’re talking about and you’d just […]

On a train, not entirely sure the doors will open when I get to where I’m going.

On a train. Again. Last 3 wagons will not open where I’m going. When asking the conductor dude seconds after the automated message, he first looked befuddled. Then, after asking again, if this wagon was ok to get off in my destination, he looked again slightly confused, then barely restrained himself from shaking the clouds […]

Debian Squeeze to Wheezy dist-upgrade breaks sasl+mysql

Upgrading broke my postfix+sasl+mysql auth, cripling my SMTP service. Because libsasl2-2 that was upgraded from 2.1.23 to 2.1.25. I upgraded Debian Squeeze to Wheezy and most of it worked within acceptable parameters. There were problems, but nothing big, except that it killed my SMTP service. Upgrades, the gift that keeps on giving. Many people offered […]