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Override a facter fact value


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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released May 18th 2012

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'kupson-fact_override', '0.0.1'
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puppet module install kupson-fact_override --version 0.0.1

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Tags: facter


kupson/fact_override — version 0.0.1 May 18th 2012

Override facter fact value or define a new one.


This module allows you to override an errant fact value or setup a new fact.


  • for defining mass amount of facts better look at puppet-stdlib module
  • use FACTER_name environment variables in /etc/environment file - not suitable for more than few facts
  • may require puppet/puppetmaster restart (it has to reload environment variables)
  • TODO: on facter 2.x do use /etc/facter.d/ directory instead of environment variables


[ensure] - present|absent [value] - fact value


# Do use vlan 500 address as main host IP
fact_override {
  'ipaddress': value => $::ipaddress_eth0_500;