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how to not apply a resource in a module

asked 2017-02-28 22:28:12 -0600

Narahari gravatar image

How do I conditionally apply a resource type in module pp file. ?

For example, if I want to run a package resource based on a availability of a file, not necessarily fail the package resource, How do you do that ?

Same thing with a file resource run it only if the exec resource it is dependent on created a file ?


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answered 2017-03-01 06:43:51 -0600

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You could create a fact that determines if the file is there. Something like MODULEPATH/MODULE/facts.d/

`/urs/bin/test -f /path/to/file`
if [ $? -eq 0 ]
  has_file = true
  has_file = false

Then in your mainfests you would do something like:

class myclass {

  if ( $has_file == true ) {
    package { 'mypackage':
      ensure => installed,
      #yada yada yada

Below is the information for external facts / in-module facts. Hope this helps.

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