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Installed cron `keymaker-group-sync` fails on adding user to group

See original GitHub issue

The automatically installed cron /etc/cron.d/keymaker-group-sync fails when it needs to add a user to a group:

INFO:keymaker:Syncing IAM group keymaker_mynewgroup
WARNING:keymaker:User myuser1 is not provisioned or not managed by keymaker, skipping
INFO:keymaker:Adding user myuser2 to group sudo
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/keymaker", line 89, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/keymaker/", line 240, in sync_groups
    subprocess.check_call(["usermod", "--append", "--groups", unix_group_name, user])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 535, in check_call
    retcode = call(*popenargs, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 522, in call
    return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 710, in __init__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1327, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Problem is that the $PATH variable is not set. Current solution is to set the variable manually (used /etc/environment):

*/5 * * * * root /usr/local/bin/keymaker sync_groups

The cron would have probably also failed on the other commands used by sync_groups: groupadd and gpasswd. By setting the PATH these commands should work as well.

My environment details: Keymaker: 0.4.3 Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Kernel: Linux 3.13.0-112-generic #159-Ubuntu

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

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jbergknoff-rivalcommented, Sep 26, 2019

Same situation on Ubuntu 18.04

jbergknoff-rivalcommented, Oct 14, 2019

Sorry I didn’t respond earlier. This problem can be reproduced using a stock Ubuntu 18.04 AMI in EC2, i.e. those provided by Canonical here:

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