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Duplicate declaration: User already declared [closed]

asked 2015-05-25 17:55:30 -0500

peterz gravatar image

I have 3 apps (installed by 3 independent modules) that I need to run under the same user. I have this in each of the modules, I'm still getting the duplicate declaration error. Is there a way around this?

# Ensure user is created
  if defined(User[$user]) == false {
    usergroups::users { $user:
      before => File[$tmpdir],
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close date 2015-06-03 14:03:06.681413

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answered 2015-05-26 01:48:27 -0500

updated 2015-05-26 01:50:12 -0500

A user that's needed for several applications is a classic use-case for the virtual resources pattern:

As far as why defined doesn't work see:

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answered 2015-06-03 14:02:44 -0500

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@Alex: I know about using virtual resources, but I had to use the already existing module that had some constraints. Your second link helped understanding and finding a workaround though, so thanks a lot!

Cheers, Peter

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