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ENV variables for .fixtures.yaml

asked 2016-06-17 08:11:51 -0500

DarylW gravatar image

updated 2016-09-14 11:35:44 -0500

Is it possible to use an ENV variable to define repositories in the .fixtures.yaml file for puppetlabs_spec_helper ? We have an environment where modules are shared/mirrored across different git repositories that exist on different servers in different networks, and we can't give them the same DNS name everywhere.

Is it possible to reference an ENV variable to use for the base git repository in a .fixtures.yaml file? If not, is my only option that we keep a constant 'patch' set that we rebase ontop of the copy/clone that modifies the .fixtures.yaml file? could I / should I 'generate' the .fixtures.yaml file as a task that must happen before any of the built in tasks that require the file to exist?


As an update, it looks like the 'value' of the .fixtures.yaml symlink is done in an eval, so I was able to do something like the following..

    stdlib: "#{ENV['VENDOR_LIB'] or './vendor'}/puppetlabs-stdlib-4.8.0"

This allows me to add my own task to populate a vendorlib directory for our vendored .tar.gz files for foss modules. I haven't looked to see if an eval is used for the repository portion or not.

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Nice one!

Alex Harvey gravatar imageAlex Harvey ( 2016-09-15 03:06:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-17 08:32:15 -0500

updated 2016-06-17 08:38:18 -0500

The relevant code is here, so no. However, you can always modify the behaviour by defining your own methods in your Rakefile. You can make it do whatever you like that way.

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I did find a clone of garethr's skeleton with a .fixtures.local.yaml.erb, but I don't know if that is only for module generation time. How would I have two files, and pick between them with a custom Rakefile?

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-06-17 09:48:32 -0500 )edit

Yes, should be for module generation. You can redefine any Rake task in your Rake file using the clear method. Then rewrite it in Ruby to have it do whatever you want it to do.

Alex Harvey gravatar imageAlex Harvey ( 2016-06-17 10:18:24 -0500 )edit

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