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asked 2014-03-12 11:30:23 -0500

UBPClaw gravatar image

updated 2014-03-12 11:32:35 -0500

After upgrading to PE3.2 Ive lost my ability to install multiple packages with a single command using an array. When applying the manifest I now get an error saying "Name must be a string not array". So I convert the value to a string thinking it would work just like a normal package install (e.g. yum install -y pack1 pack2 pack3) but it says "returned 1: Error: Nothing to do" and the other manifests fail due to failed dependencies. I know I could just call out each package individually but I like being able to do it using ... (more)

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answered 2014-03-12 14:36:03 -0500

Stefan gravatar image

The ability to pass an array was never intended to worked and in fact only worked in some cases purely by accident. As a result this has been fixed in #22557 so you can only provide a string.

If you do not want to declare multiple resources explicitly, you can use the fact that puppet implicitly creates multiple resources with the same attributes if you pass an array as a title. So in your case

  package { $package_name:
    ensure => $package_ensure,

should just work.

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Thanks, that did it

UBPClaw gravatar imageUBPClaw ( 2014-03-12 15:13:57 -0500 )edit

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