templated_file

Allows you use create_resources() with file resources that require the template() or epp() functions.

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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Aug 9th 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 3.7.1 < 5.0.0
  • RedHat
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    SLES
    ,
    Ubuntu

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WhatsARanjit/templated_file — version 0.2.0 Aug 9th 2017

templated_file

Overview

Allows you use create_resources() with file resources that require the template() function. The template() function is not in Hiera's library so you are at a loss for doing the following:

# $hierdatadir/common.yaml
---
myfiles:
  '/tmp/foo.txt':
    ensure: file
    content: "template('module/template.erb')"

# $modulepath/module/manifests/init.pp
class module {
  create_resources( 'file', hiera('myfiles') }
}

or

# $hierdatadir/common.yaml
---
myfiles:
  '/tmp/foo.txt':
    ensure: file
    content: "%{template('module/template.erb')}"

# $modulepath/module/manifests/init.pp
class module {
  create_resources( 'file', hiera('myfiles') )
}

Usage

Rather in your hieradata, specify all file attritbutes as you normally would. Instead of using the content attribute with the template function, use the template attribute and specify the path to the template as you would normally in the template function. You can use the template_format attribute to toggle between 'erb' or 'epp'. The default is 'erb'. For example:

# $hierdatadir/common.yaml
---
myfiles:
  '/tmp/foo.txt':
    ensure: file
    template: 'module/template1.erb'
  '/tmp/bar.txt':
    ensure: file
    template: 'module/template2.epp'
    template_format: epp

# $modulepath/module/manifests/init.pp
class module {
  create_resources( 'templated_file', hiera('myfiles') )
}

NOTES

In your site.pp, you probably have the following as setup by the Puppet install:

File { backup => 'main' }

To maintain the same behavior using this type, also add to your site.pp:

Templated_file { backup => 'main' }