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How to distribute hiera files with puppet modules via puppet forge?

asked 2016-01-11 08:13:02 -0500

izza gravatar image

Hi all,

I'm using puppet 3.4.3, and my modules are tightly coupled to hiera. I would like to know the options that I have for distributing the hiera files (hiera.yaml and a few basic yaml backend files which users can customize to suit their needs) with puppet modules. The requirement is, when the user does puppet module install <module>, the hiera files should be copied to default data directory (/etc/puppet/hieradata). If there is a better way to do this, kindly let me know.

Thanks.

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answered 2016-01-11 21:52:59 -0500

Unfortunately, a Puppet Forge module should not be tightly coupled to Hiera. Hiera is supposed to contain only site-specific data. A params class typically contains world-wide default settings. If you show me the code, I'd be happy to give you some advice on how to refactor.

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Thanks Alex. Let me go through and try to understand the refactoring needed on y own first, and then I'll get your input to find the best way. Thanks again!

izza gravatar imageizza ( 2016-01-11 22:45:09 -0500 )edit

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