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Feature #2779

file fragment manager should be an internal puppet feature

Added by Dan Bode about 6 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:11/03/2009
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There is a common pattern in puppet where separate modules want to modify different parts of the same configuration file.

I have discussed the pattern with Teyo and he recommends the following:

  1. Modules manage file fragments and put them into a local dirs
  2. Module responsible for configured service controls a file fragment for default params and concats these file fragments together. (these module should be responsible for things like ensuring)

This pattern is great, but currently a little complicated to implement. Maybe this could be implemented as a provider, separate providers for filefragmentmanagers and filefragments?


#1 Updated by R.I. Pienaar about 6 years ago

Have often pondered rewriting my snippet defines into a type, would be great, but always seem to have better things to do!

If you are looking for a solution in the mean time try

#2 Updated by James Turnbull about 6 years ago

  • Category set to file
  • Status changed from Unreviewed to Needs Decision
  • Assignee set to Luke Kanies

#3 Updated by Luke Kanies about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Needs Decision to Accepted
  • Assignee deleted (Luke Kanies)

Definitely a good idea.

#4 Updated by Chad Metcalf almost 4 years ago

The current state of this seems to still be the concat module. In either or the more recent (original) Anyway this would be nice to mainline. Or bring the puppetlabs version more inline with the ripienaar version.

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