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unable to run ./install in exec resource

asked 2015-04-29 10:22:49 -0600

Chutki gravatar image


I wrote following manifests, but getting same error for both the options

option 1:

 exec {"test_install":
        cwd     => '/opt/hu/sd/instal/downlaod',
        command => "./ -i",
        unless  => "/bin/rpm -q test_package"

option 2:

exec {"./ -i":
    cwd     => '/opt/hu/sd/instal/downlaod',
    alias   => "test_install",
    unless  => "/bin/rpm -q test_package"

getting below error

failed: './ -i' is not qualified and no path was specified. Please qualify the command or specify a path. at /etc/puppetlabs/modules/test/manifests/install_test_mani.pp:5
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answered 2015-04-29 13:28:20 -0600

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Exec does not allow you to run executables relative to the cwd parameter. You either need to provide a fully-qualified command (beginning with /), or you need to provide the path parameter with an array or string of fully-qualified directories in which to find the command. Note: the path parameter to exec will replace the system PATH variable; you need to include standard system directories in your path array also.


exec { "test_install":
    cwd     => '/opt/hu/sd/instal/download' ,
    path    => [ '/opt/hu/sd/instal/download' ,'/bin', '/usr/bin' ],
    command => " -i",
    unless  => "/bin/rpm -q test_package"
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Thanks it worked.

Chutki gravatar imageChutki ( 2015-04-29 17:16:54 -0600 )edit

I have doubt in your answer, you mentioned "the path parameter to exec will replace the system PATH variable", what you mean by system PATH here

Chutki gravatar imageChutki ( 2015-05-04 04:09:54 -0600 )edit

@Chutki - The system PATH is the environment variable that the system uses to find executables. If you run a shell script (...`.sh`) from an `exec` with `path => [ '/foo' ]` then, for that shell script, the system will _only_ look at `/foo` to find commands to run.

JohnsonEarls gravatar imageJohnsonEarls ( 2015-05-04 14:45:40 -0600 )edit

Thanks for your explanation.

Chutki gravatar imageChutki ( 2015-05-04 23:25:49 -0600 )edit

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