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overwrite fact osfamily

asked 2016-09-22 07:06:43 -0500

Johannes gravatar image
Puppet Agent Version: 4.6.2
Facter Version 3.4.1 (commit d0f32490f41ca12722c13e4c48d4572ae4f9bfdc)
puppetserver version: 2.6.0
Server Linux:
 * Linux server-hostname 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3 (2016-07-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux
 * Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)
 * facter -p osfamily: Debian
Client Linux:
 * Linux client-hostname 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u1 (2016-09-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux
 * Devuan GNU/Linux 1 (jessie)
 * facter -p osfamily: Linux

Problem: devuan shown as osfamily linux, instead of debian

Trying to resolve with facter overwrite

I wrote a Module with an customized fact in

user@client: $module/osfamily/lib/facter/osfamily.rb

Facter.add(:osfamily) do
  has_weight 100
  setcode 'debian'

but the debug (facter -p --debug) output exits with:

INFO  puppetlabs.facter - loading custom facts from /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/cache/lib/facter/osfamily.rb.
DEBUG puppetlabs.facter - fact "osfamily" resolved to null and the existing value of "Linux" will be removed.

Question is there a way to tell puppet, that this new distribution is a member of the Debian os family?

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answered 2016-09-22 13:33:17 -0500

lupin gravatar image

updated 2016-09-22 23:58:14 -0500

Is that your actual custom facts code? It's has a missing end keyword.

Facter.add(:osfamily) do
  has_weight 100
  setcode do
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amazing. Sitting here hours and hours and then something little like this ends it all. Thank you lupin! btw, it has to be `setcode do`

Johannes gravatar imageJohannes ( 2016-09-22 14:01:35 -0500 )edit

it could also be setcode { 'debian'} (do ... end and { ... } are both the same in ruby)

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-09-22 23:35:06 -0500 )edit

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