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puppetlabs/apache log_formats issue

asked 2014-08-29 03:17:51 -0600

mwolf gravatar image

Using the latest puppetlabs/apache I can't set a log_format variable when using apache::vhost.

For example:

class profile::test::webserver {

  class { 'apache': }

  apache::vhost { '':
    port => '80',
    docroot => '/var/www/first',
    $log_formats = { vhost_common => '%v %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b' }

Puppet parser validate gives the following error:

Error: Could not parse for environment production: Syntax error at 'log_formats'; expected '}' at /etc/puppet/manifests/test/profiles.pp:8

The $log_formats here is a copy from the puppetlabs/apache readme.

Even when using apache::vhost setting a normal variable gives the same error, for example:

class profile::test::webserver {

  class { 'apache': }

  apache::vhost { '':
    port => '80',
    docroot => '/var/www/first',
    #$log_formats = { vhost_common => '%v %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b' }
    $testing = "hello World"

That gives the same error.

Versions using:

Puppet 3.6.2

puppetlabs/apache 1.1.1

puppetlabs-stdlib 4.3.2

puppetlabs-concat 1.1.0

I've also tried the latest built of this apache module from github, but same error. Am I missing something, or could this be a bug?

I hope someone can help me with this, thanks!

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answered 2014-08-29 10:19:22 -0600

ramindk gravatar image

Your syntax is completely broken. You can not define some random variable in the middle of a resource stanza. Something like the following might work.

$testing = 'blah'
file { 'mytest':
  ensure  => file,
  content => $testing,

Additionally $log_formats is not defined within the vhost. If you want to set it, you need to do it like this. And then you can use that log format within the vhost define.

class { 'apache': {
  log_formats => { vhost_common => '%v %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b' },
apache::vhost { 'testing':
   access_log_format => 'vhost_common',
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Thanks for your help, got it working now!

mwolf gravatar imagemwolf ( 2014-09-01 02:43:06 -0600 )edit

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