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Fetching program exit status by facter

asked 2016-03-16 18:46:14 -0500

penedo gravatar image

I'm looking to check whether the Java package is installed on OSX by executing pkgutil --pkgs=.+Java.+ and looking at its exit status.

Based on that, I'll decide whether I should execute java -version. Executing java -version when the package is not installed will result in an error (it prints some message about having to install Java).

I'm looking for the "right" way to fetch the exit code while executing the fact's setcode block.

Is there such a way?

(in case this matters, the context of this is that I want to port the puppetlabs-java module to OSX based on code from, since I can't install both modules in parallel).

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Ah thanks. Our Puppetfile was pinning this module to 1.4.1 and this change was made on the next version. Thanks.

penedo gravatar imagepenedo ( 2016-03-18 07:44:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-18 07:45:39 -0500

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@lavaman's comment is the answer - it was implemented in the next release of the module after the one I was using.

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