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Puppet Exec with Unless Fails on Windows

asked 2013-04-22 08:28:54 -0500

louis gravatar image

I am trying to execute the following manifest but it seems to fail even when the command works on the cmd prompt.

  exec { 'netframework40':
    command   => 'C:\Temp\WebPiCmd.exe /Install /Products:NETFramework4 /AcceptEula /Log:C:\Temp\NETFramework4Log.htm',
    logoutput => true,
    timeout   => 900,
    unless    => "C:\\Temp\\WebPiCmd.exe /List /ListOption:Installed | C:\\Windows\\System32\\findstr.exe 'NETFramework4'"

exec { 'netframework40': command => 'C:\Temp\WebPiCmd.exe /Install /Products:NETFramework4 /AcceptEula /Log:C:\Temp\NETFramework4Log.htm', logoutput => true, timeout => 900, unless => 'C:\Temp\WebPiCmd.exe /List /ListOption:Installed | C:\Windows\System32\findstr.exe "NETFramework4"' }

Using the following command to execute this resource...

puppet apply ...
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answered 2013-04-22 13:48:27 -0500

jonn gravatar image

updated 2013-04-22 14:00:14 -0500

I guess that this is the problem?

debug: /Stage[main]//Exec[netframework40]/unless: Invalid argument format '|'

Does it help if you wrap it in a cmd process, something like this?

unless => 'cmd /c "C:\\Temp\\WebPiCmd.exe /List /ListOption:Installed | C:\\Windows\\System32\\findstr.exe NETFramework4"'
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Thanks. It worked!

louis gravatar imagelouis ( 2013-04-22 19:02:55 -0500 )edit

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