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How to condition set of rules on result of executing a command

asked 2014-02-01 04:36:04 -0600

Adam Ryczkowski gravatar image

updated 2014-02-01 14:54:33 -0600

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I'd like to do some stuff, that involves copying files and running scripts, if a certain key in gsettings exists.

I can test for it with a command '/usr/bin/gsettings get org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-down | grep Mod3'.

The "stuff" begins with copying a custom script configuring desktop manager to the client node, but to avoid that copying I'd like to first check if this is necessary.

Idealy I would start with

  file { '/tmp/':
    source    => "puppet:///modules/mod3/",
    mode      => 0777,
    onlyif => '/usr/bin/gsettings get org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-down | grep Mod3' 

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answered 2014-02-01 14:51:59 -0600

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I would create my own fact to be true if setting exist and to false otherwise.

To create a new fact, just create a file in your module under: lib/facter/is_mod3.rb.

I would put the following content:

Facter.add(:is_mod3) do
  setcode do
    if `/usr/bin/gsettings get org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-down` =~ /Mod3/

Then in your manifest, you can use this new fact and do:

if $is_mod3 {
  file { '/tmp/':
    source    => "puppet:///modules/mod3/",
    mode      => 0777,

Hope this helps.

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Thank you! It works perfectly.

Adam Ryczkowski gravatar imageAdam Ryczkowski ( 2014-02-03 13:18:24 -0600 )edit

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