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running puppet class with params

asked 2015-10-15 15:11:45 -0600

drm509 gravatar image

updated 2015-10-15 15:12:13 -0600

I have a class like this in lumberjack_conf/manifests/init/pp:

class lumberjack_conf($params= ['"s/thst/hsth/var/log/files"']) {

which I can run with
puppet apply lumberjack_conf/tests/init.pp

What I'd like is to pass params on the command like .. sth like: puppet apply lumberjack_conf/tests/init.pp PARAM1

How do you pass params on the command line (or perhaps puppet dashboard?)

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answered 2015-10-15 19:31:06 -0600

ramindk gravatar image

Good question, I had to do a fair amount of research to figure this one out. The short answer is no, there is currently no way to do this. The long answer is you have two workarounds.

Use facter value declaration to create the vars. Something like the following should work.

FACTER_name::of::var1=value1 FACTER_name::of::var2=value2 puppet apply lumberjack_conf/tests/init.pp

Create a wrapper class and then apply it rather than the class you want to test directly.

class  testwrapper {
  class { lumberjack_conf:
     param1 => value1
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My machine doesn't recognize FACTER_name as a valid command. Do I need to install sth for it? ` FACTER_name::of::params=['abc','def'] /usr/local/bin/puppet apply /home/drm/gitrepo/puppet/lumberjack_conf/tests/init.pp` Oh nm, I found out there is a tool called facter which I can't install ...

drm509 gravatar imagedrm509 ( 2015-10-16 08:07:46 -0600 )edit

.. due to puppet incompatibilities w this tool. I guess the wrapper class it is.

drm509 gravatar imagedrm509 ( 2015-10-16 08:32:59 -0600 )edit

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