initfact

Small Puppet fact to return the initsystem on this OS version

Jethro Carr

jethrocarr

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  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Feb 21st 2016

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jethrocarr/initfact — version 1.0.1 Feb 21st 2016

puppet-initfact

Provides a small fact to expose the primary/best init system available on this system. This is extremely useful if writing modules that install init scripts, since it tells you which one you need amongst all the fragementation and chaos of the unix world.

Note that this isn't always as simple as it seems, for example some distributions support multiple init systems but one is treated better than others.

This fact uses the osfamily values to select a curated result that is known to be the best option for that OS version. If it doesn't have an curated entry for the specific OS/distro, it falls back to autodetection of the initsystem that is being used.

Usage

These are the same as any other fact, once adding the module to your Puppet installation (eg via Puppetfile) you can simply read the fact within your modules with something like:

if ($::initsystem) {
  notify { "You are running the ${::initsystem} init system": }
}

You can also check the output of the command on the CLI with:

$ facter -p initsystem
upstart

Development

Contributions via the form of Pull Requests to add specific curated matches or smarter auto-detection is always welcome.

License

This module is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). See the LICENSE or http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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