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How to run exec only if other exec actually runs

asked 2015-03-12 19:09:15 -0500

cjeffries gravatar image

This is a common topic, but I'm unable to figure out why my code is failing. From what I understand, the "clonerepo" exec would not run because the folder already exists. Then the "buildrepo" shouldn't run because the clone failed.

exec{ 'clonerepo': cwd => '/var/www/', command => "git clone -b $branch $gitrepo", creates => '/var/www/folder'; 'buildrepo': cwd => '/var/www/folder/src/', require => Exec[clonerepo], command => 'ant [both]'; }

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answered 2015-03-13 05:15:11 -0500

have you tried the 'onlyif' e.g.

exec { "runrepostuff": command => "ant", onlyif => "clonerepo", } or something similar!

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I tried something similar, but I can't get onlyif to recognize the first block. It seems that if "creates" is satisfied, puppet treats the command as if it was run succesfully, rather than that is was skipped. Is there something that I could use to treat it as a failed dependency instead?

cjeffries gravatar imagecjeffries ( 2015-03-13 15:26:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-13 16:53:51 -0500

cjeffries gravatar image

I modified it to this, and it works now as expected.

exec{ 'clonerepo': cwd => '/var/www/', command => "git clone -b $branch $gitrepo", creates => '/var/www/folder'; 'buildrepo': cwd => '/var/www/folder/src/', subscribe[clonerepo], refreshonly => true, command => 'ant [both]'; }

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