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Syntax error at '}'; expected '}'

asked 2017-03-28 11:49:47 -0500

rahvee gravatar image

Trying to understand why this is a syntax error:

  if $manage_home == true {
    User[$title] -> File["${title}_home"] -> File["${title}_sshdir"]
  }
  else {
    User[$title]   # This is the problem line
  }

I get the following error: Syntax error at '}'; expected '}' Don't understand what's wrong here...

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Looking at it I don't know what User[$title] is doing by itself.

puser gravatar imagepuser ( 2017-03-28 12:50:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-28 16:15:11 -0500

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Got it - The intent was if $manage_home is set, then User -> File -> File to create the user, then homedir, then sshdir, but if $manage_home is not set, then User to just create the user. I understand now, that User[$title] all by itself doesn't do anything (and hence syntax error). I understand now that the User -> File -> File line also doesn't do anything; it just sets up the relationships between those items that are declared elsewhere.

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Correct! The only place something similar to that would be used would be a resource collector if you needed to realize virtual resources.

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2017-03-29 08:27:17 -0500 )edit

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