February, 2014 | [Dev|Web|Sys]Ops
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Error 400 on SERVER: Scope variable name is a Symbol

Error 400 on SERVER: Scope variable name is a Symbol

Get this error when running a manifest with an undefined has value: Error 400 on SERVER: Scope variable name is a Symbol Update to the latest version of puppet (3.2.3 at the time of the writing) and a more helpful error is sent: Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: […]

Error 400 on SERVER: undefined method `empty?’ for nil:NilClass

Error 400 on SERVER: undefined method `empty?’ for nil:NilClass

After updating a hiera yaml file, I got this error: Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: undefined method `empty?’ for nil:NilClass at /etc/puppet/environments/production/manifests/site.pp:1 on node dc1-prd-git01.medic Warning: Not using cache on failed catalog Error: Could not retrieve catalog; skipping run Solution: There is a broken hash somewhere in the […]

Network Manager doesn’t work after update

Network Manager doesn’t work after update

After a recent dist-upgrade on my laptop, Linux mint debian edition, I could no longer connect to any of my VPN connections. After searching on the internet for a while and trying various remedies, the one that worked was running the following from a terminal: nm-applet It turns out that nm-applet is no longer loaded […]

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