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Boolean normalizing property for Puppet types


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  • 2.0.2 (latest)
  • 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0
  • 1.1.0
released Oct 20th 2018
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puppet/boolean — version 2.0.2 Oct 20th 2018


Define actual boolean parameters and properties for puppet types.


Puppet has loosely defined internal types which can make normalizing boolean values in types and providers difficult. This custom parameter and property will handle that normalization in one place by defining actual boolean states.


Type implementation:

require 'puppet/property/boolean'

Puppet::Type.newtype(:awesome) do

  newparam(:name, :namevar => true)

  newparam(:more_explosions, :parent => Puppet::Parameter::Boolean) do
    desc "Indicate that more explosions are necessary"
    defaultto true # When it doubt, we want more explosions

  newproperty(:better_than_sliced_bread, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if the thing is more awesome than sliced bread"
    defaultto true # It's not hard to be more awesome than sliced bread

  newproperty(:better_than_rocket_boots, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if the thing is more often than rocket boots"
    defaultto false # Rocket boots are pretty hard to beat

  newproperty(:will_get_you_eaten_by_sharks, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if this is so awesome that it'll get you eaten by sharks"
    defaultto :false # Use a symbol for the default value and it'll still be false

  newproperty(:suitable_for_human_consumption, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if the thing is both awesome and edible"
    defaultto :false # The are more non-edible things than edible things

Type usage:

awesome { 'actual booleans':
  more_explosions                => 'yes',  # Use yes as a quoted string!
  better_than_rocket_boots       => true,   # Use an unquoted string!
  better_than_sliced_bread       => 'true', # Use a quoted string!
  suitable_for_human_consumption => no,     # Use yes and no! It doesn't matter!