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tidy not remove files

asked 2017-06-07 10:47:34 -0600

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I 'd like to remove the file calcul-version.tar.gz and I can't use either exec or file resources. ( I can't use file resource because I have install this file with ensure= present and I'd like to remove it after install )

I use :

  tidy { 'Remove calcul' :
      path    => "/${::service}/at",
      recurse => 1,
      matches => [ 'calcul-*.tar.gz' ],

But tidy doesn't remove calcul-version.tar.gz.

Any help please ?


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answered 2017-07-09 06:37:20 -0600

If you read the description of the tidy resource carefully, you'd know why:

This resource type works by generating a file resource for every file that should be deleted and then letting that resource perform the actual deletion.

So tidy attempts to create a file resource for every matching path. Since you already distribute your *.tar.gz file via a file resource, a file resource already exists. Since its ensure attribute is already defined as being present, tidy doesn't overwrite that. Hence you can't achieve your desired behavior (like this).

Remember: A Puppet catalog compilation results in a final state. There's no jumping around, back and forth, during catalog application (at least it isn't meant to be).

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