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Strugging getting custom function to work. version v3.6.2

asked 2016-10-12 07:50:09 -0600

Kevin T gravatar image

updated 2016-11-09 22:53:57 -0600

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Have added a sbfexists.fb file in: /etc/puppet/modules/rootdir/lib/puppet/parser/functions/newfunction/sbfexists.rb

(head of this is)

module Puppet::Parser::Functions
  newfunction(:sbfexists, :type => :rvalue, :doc => .....
Returns an boolean value if a given file and/or directory exists on Puppet Master.


On starting the Master and doing a client apply i get on the client.

Info: Retrieving pluginfacts
Info: Retrieving plugin
Notice: /File[/var/lib/puppet/lib/puppet/parser/functions/newfunction/sbfexists.rb]/ensure: defined content as '{md5}2501c6d98eee6708c09418a91db65b00'
Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: Evaluation Error: Unknown function: 'sbfexists'. at /etc/puppet/modules/rootdir/manifests/init.pp:13:12 on node
Warning: Not using cache on failed catalog
Error: Could not retrieve catalog; skipping run

Im just testing the outcome of the sbfexists function so in my init.pp it just has this single call to sbfexists

define hashDebug($user, $group, $mode) {
  notify { "Item ${name} has value ${user}, group ${group} and mode ${mode}": }

    $a = "puppet:///modules/rootdir/${name}:${::fqdn}"
    $b = "puppet:///modules/rootdir/${name}"

    notice sbfexists($a)

What have i missed :O(
Why is puppet complaining my function is unknown

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answered 2016-10-12 12:46:33 -0600

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The path would be


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