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Deploying Custom Facts from Modules

asked 2014-06-13 12:10:33 -0500

kemra102 gravatar image

I have created a custom fact (to get the PHP version installed on the server) and have added it here /etc/puppet/modules/custom/lib/facter/phpversion.rb.

This gets deployed to clients as /var/lib/puppet/lib/facter/phpversion.rb.

When running facter the custom fact does not load, but when running facter -p it does. I want this fact to be available to catalogue runs (I don't intent to only use this manually at all) but as this does not show on a standard facter run I don't believe it will be available?

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answered 2014-06-13 13:33:25 -0500

ramindk gravatar image

It will be available.

facter -p adds puppet's libdir to the load path to load module based facts. That happens automatically when the Puppet agent runs.

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