ipmi-config command not found in snap

Bug #1891331 reported by Nick Niehoff
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Adam Collard
Fix Released
Adam Collard
freeipmi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using the MAAS snap (version 2.8.1-8567-g.c4825ca06 rev 7808), the following warning appears in the logs numerous times:

maas.drivers.power.ipmi: [warn] Failed to change the boot order to PXE X.X.X.X: /snap/maas/7808/usr/sbin/ipmi-chassis-config: 15: exec: /usr/sbin/ipmi-config: not found

Investigating the script we find:

exec /usr/sbin/ipmi-config $options

However when in the snap environment (snap run --shell maas) /usr/sbin is not accessible. the ipmi-config is located next to the script at /snap/maas/7808/usr/sbin/ipmi-chassis. The wrapper script should either rely on $PATH and simply use the relative path or should understand it is in a snap and use the full path.

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Changed in maas:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Adam Collard (adam-collard)
milestone: none → 2.9.0b1
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in maas:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Behroz Sikander (behroz89) wrote :

What is the impact of this bug?

My node stays in comissioning status until timeout. Is my problem related to this bug?
Will this fix be backported to 2.8 and available through snap?

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Paride Legovini (paride) wrote :


I don't think there anything to be fixed on the freeipmi package side. I'm marking the task Invalid, so it will stop showing up in our triage routine. If I'm mistaken just revert my change and we'll look at it again.

Changed in freeipmi (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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Behroz Sikander (behroz89) wrote :

I am new to MaaS but i think that this script is executed through MaaS somehow. MaaS throws these warning multiple times and my node stays in commissioning side. It must be somehow MaaS related, since I found this exception in MaaS logs.

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anmc (anmc) wrote :

We're also running into this. While there's a log line for each of our servers, there's one server that just will not commission and times out. The rest did commission and are deployed at the moment.

Our snap version is:
snap list
maas 2.8.1-8567-g.c4825ca06 7808 2.8/stable canonical✓ -

Servers are a mix of Dell PowerEdge R710 and R640

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Behroz Sikander (behroz89) wrote :

I have the exact version of maas and we are using Dell C6100.

I see similar behavior. No matter what I do, i cannot commission this server. Once, I was able to atleast get power information but that also vanished and doesn't work. I have tried everything. Not sure what to do next.

Lee Trager (ltrager)
Changed in maas:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Chris Zembower (czembower) wrote :

Sorry if I'm missing something, but isn't this an extremely fundamental flaw with core functionality of the platform?

Is there a workaround recommendation for those of us on 2.8.2 snap?

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