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How to declare a defined type from a .pp (say module/init.pp) file which has been defined in a different .pp (say module/folder/abc.pp) file [closed]

asked 2014-04-17 05:24:51 -0500

Sajauddin gravatar image

updated 2014-04-17 08:25:23 -0500

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Below is the exact folder structure and code I am using.

Folder structure and files:

root@build-server:/etc/puppet/modules/testabc# ls -lR *
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 17 12:07 foox
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  286 Apr 17 12:10 init.pp

total 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 79 Apr 17 11:25 fooa.pp

Puppet Code:

root@build-server:/etc/puppet/modules/testabc#cat manifests/init.pp

    include testabc::foox

    file {"/tmp/abc.txt":
      source => 'puppet:///packages/abc.txt',
      owner  => 'root',
      group  => 'root',
      mode   => 0644,
      before  => Testabc::Foox::Fooa[$string],

    class testabc {
      testabc ...
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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Sajauddin
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answered 2014-04-17 07:12:34 -0500

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updated 2014-04-17 07:13:00 -0500

I would advise you to follow the default naming convention of puppet. it will avoid you to include or require the stuff.

The class in manifests/foox/fooa.pp should be:

define testabs::foox::fooa(...) {

After that you also have other errors. Indeed you cannot declare twice the same resource: file {"/tmp/abc.txt": ... } it will fail.

You have to do something like that in the define:

File['/tmp/abc.txt'] {
   content => $string


You also have to remove the before as the file will have itself as before which is not possible. Also you cannot define source and content for ... (more)

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answered 2014-04-17 07:41:06 -0500

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Thanks for the reply and it worked for me.

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to comments like thanks please use add a comment instead a new answer.

Renan Vicente gravatar imageRenan Vicente ( 2014-04-17 08:07:09 -0500 )edit

+1. Also I took the liberty to reword the question title so that it uses proper puppet nomenclature.

ffrank gravatar imageffrank ( 2014-04-17 08:27:37 -0500 )edit

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