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[Puppet Users] Re: Custom function issue DRivard Wed Feb 22 13:00:28 2012

What is the purpose of running such function if they are not running
on the client?

On Feb 22, 3:22 pm, Gary Larizza <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi there,
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> So, functions will ALWAYS be executed on the Puppet MASTER server.  They're
> never executed on the client.  This is why you're seeing the behavior that
> you do.
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> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM, DRivard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi,
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> > I needed a function to check if a file is existing on the Debian box I
> > am configuring. So I used this one
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> > module Puppet::Parser::Functions
> >  newfunction(:file_exists, :type => :rvalue) do |args|
> >    if File.exists?(args[0])
> >      return 1
> >    else
> >      return 0
> >    end
> >  end
> > end
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> > It work greats for some service where apache2 doesn't work for me.
> > I am using it this way "file_exists('/etc/init.d/apache2') == 1" if
> > this return true I will stop the service or do nothing.
> > In my case, the file /etc/init.d/apache2 exists on the puppet master
> > running through Passenger, but the puppet client doesn't have it.
> > But when I run the puppetd -vt it returns me an error because it's
> > thinking the file /etc/init.d/apache2 exists on the puppet client and
> > tries to stop the service.
>
> > do you have any idea, is there a caching system on puppet client where
> > we could delete a cached function?
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> > Thank you!
>
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> Gary Larizza
> Professional Services Engineer
> Puppet Labs

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